Poems of the Week

Like Child’s Play for a President

by Randy Mazie

“Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands …
The new water rule for the first time in decades [will] allow landowners and property developers to dump pollutants such as pesticides and fertilizers directly into hundreds of thousands of waterways, and to destroy or fill in wetlands for construction projects.”
—The New York Times

Duck. Duck. Goose.
Chemicals on the loose.
Put them in our food supply.
Tighten up the noose.

Little Jack Coroner
inspects a pumpkin pie.
The lab results: carcinogens.
Jump. Skip. Die.