Poems of the Week

Bound Over

by Iris Herriot

“Kangaroo punches police officer in face as it is captured after weekend on the run in Canada…
[The staff sergeant] said the officers contacted the kangaroo’s handlers and grabbed it by the tail,
as instructed.”
The Guardian

A renegade she-kangaroo,
On the run from a Canada zoo,
Punched the face of a cop
Who, to prompt her to stop,
Grabbed her tail. (I’d have clocked him one too.)