Poems of the Week

Le Pen Is Mightier Than Discord

by Steven Kent

“Get Ready for a Scary Fortnight in French Politics:
A Le Pen Presidency Really Is Possible”
The Guardian

This cannot happen here, we say, but maybe we don’t mean it;
Macron has lost the luster he once had.
As pressure keeps on building from the Right (you must have seen it),
Zemmour makes Miss Le Pen look not so bad.

A kinder, gentler radical she’s trying hard to be now—
Pure fascist, yes, though with a human face.
She’ll ship these stinking immigrants to camps far from Paree now,
But with a touch of elegance and grace.