Poems of the Week

Global Emissions

by Stephen Gold

Claim: U.S. President Joe Biden farted while meeting with the Duchess
of Cornwall
[at COP26 in Glasgow].
Rating: Unproven”

(with apologies to Bob Dylan)

How many farts must a POTUS suppress,
Before he can let one fly free?
How many toots? Can you hazard a guess?
Is it one, is it two, is it three?
And how do we know that it flew out of Joe,
As he squawked, “Who did that? Wasn’t me!”
The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind,
The answer is blowing in the wind.