Poems of the Week

Every Day Has Its Dog

by Michael Calvert

“President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were all smiles during a rally in Houston … appearing to move past their history of name-calling and condemnation.”—HuffPost

Hello, Houston! I thought I’d pass
This way so Ted can kiss my ass,
And fawn, and sing my praises loud
In front of an adoring crowd.
I called his wife a dog, it’s true—
‘Cause that’s the kind of thing I do,
But you can see the dog’s not her.
It’s Ted who is the cringing cur.