Poems of the Week

Attica, Donchaknow!

by Clyde Always

“Minnesota bank hostage standoff ends with arrest, no injuries”

A Wells within L’etoile du Nord
has caused a huge sensation;
great crowds all gaped in shock to watch
a hostage situation.
Now at its end, the robber’s caught—
not much of him do we know—
the only thing that’s certain is
he ain’t no Al Pacino.