Poems of the Week


by Dan Campion

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”
—The President of the United States, when asked about a peaceful transferal of power.

It’s “Perils of Pauline” for Don.
Whole nation’s on the tracks.
He used to play a local con
With guys in sharkskin slacks;

Now Lady Liberty is bound
To Trump Express Train rails.
Her head will roll across the ground
If switch or brakeman fails.

We’ll “have to see what happens” next.
Tune in! It’s just a show—
To Don, who hopes to tweet and text
In the torch’s afterglow.