Poems of the Week

Limo Service

by Dan Campion

“Donald Trump’s niece says president is dangerous…”
The Guardian

Dear Uncle Don, I’ve penned a book
About what makes you tick:
A better-late-than-never look
At why your ball joints click.

I dive beneath the hood and yank
This wire, and pull that plug,
And thump each reservoir and tank,
And even comb the rug.

I note the wobbly steering wheel,
The billowing exhaust,
The gears that whine, the brakes that squeal,
And why, and at what cost.

Don’t fret: I’m classroom-certified
To fix the family brand.
My clientele will pay to ride.
I know you’ll understand.