Poems of the Week


by Chris O’Carroll

“Our Mission is to sell Great Pot and use the power of our business
to Right the Wrongs of the War on Drugs.”

Ben of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
Now is selling cannabis.
Victims of the war on weed may
Stand to benefit from this.

Freeing prisoners, rewriting
Ill-conceived drug policy,
Funding pot-based enterprises
In the Black community—

These are ways that Ben’s new profits
Sponsor justice in the ’hood.
And if munchies spur demand for
More ice cream, that’s also good.