Poems of the Week

Controversy in the Skies

by Bruce Bennett

“‘Sorry our baby might ruin your flight. Please accept this goodie bag.’
Kind gesture or unreasonable expectation? The public is divided.”
The Washington Post

Baby’s crying? Never mind.
In this little pack you’ll find
items that will make all right.
Use them and enjoy your flight.

What’s that? You don’t mind the kid?
What you mind is what I did?
You take umbrage at my treat?
Screw you! You can change your seat!