Poems of the Week

No More

by Julia Griffin

(with apologies to Byron)

“Now experts say it’s possible the Supreme Court could reverse the landmark ruling that legalised abortion nationwide in America more than 40 years ago.”—ABC News [Australia]

So, we’ll bet no more on Rovie,
For years a legal right;
The Court has long been mauvey;
It’s looking red tonight.

For a law’s good health depends
On favor more than truth,
And Rovie has few friends
But Elena, Sonia, Ruth;

And though they’re holding steady,
I’m very much afraid
That the tide has turned already.
Watch poor Rovie wade.