Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

“Bat named ‘Bird of the Year 2021’ in controversial decision”
The New York Post

Batty results have made the birders’ cluB
Indignant: Bats should not invade our areA!
Raggedy brutes—they’ll quickly wish they hadn’T;
Don’t try denying, it’s a birdy snuB;
But somehow—though they have no alibI,
And bats (v. birds) are uglier and scarieR
Their win leaves many hearts bizarrely gladdeneD.