Poems of the Week

But Does It Pass the Scrabble Test?

by David Hedges

“Had America not absorbed the sheer skeeviness of that decade, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”—Op-Ed, The New York Times, September 2017

It seems that skeeviness is now
A word that everyone should know;
The New York Times would not allow
A word to interrupt the flow

Its readers are accustomed to
When tapping into current news.
Did skeevy pass a peer review?
Was it intended to amuse?

If skeeviness means what I think,
It started in the reign of Ronald
When everything began to stink,
And culminated in The Donald.