Poems of the Week

No Whey

by Julia Griffin

“How a Cream Cheese Shortage Is Impacting NYC Bagel Shops”
The New York Times

Oy veh! Vey ist mir!
A shortage of schmear!
I’m feeling verklempt;
My bagel’s unkempt;
What sort of schlemiel
Takes this as a meal?
Can nothing be safe?
This lox is now treyf.