Poems of the Week

Hoser Poser

by Marshall Begel

Amid worsening relations with India, Canada has been “urging citizens to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in their travel to [India].”

For years we Americans exercised fraud
To act as Canadian tourists, abroad.

We hid behind flags of the red maple leaf,
Avoiding debate and political beef.

But India no longer grants them that waiver,
So counterfeit methods might work in their favor:

Just stitch on an oversized patch of Old Glory
And (like true Americans) never say “sorey”!