Poems of the Week

G Is For Grifter, Or Goof

by Jerome Betts

“. . . the wealth-creating sector of
the economy. The people who get up
at the crack of dawn to prepare their
shops. The grafters and the grifters,
the innovators, the entrepreneurs.”
—Boris Johnson speech

How apt that while getting his fix
Of plaudits and sound bites and pix
He appears to extol
Those whose principal role
Is the playing of confidence tricks.