Poems of the Week

Off the Scalinata

by Nora Jay

“An American tourist has caused €25,000 (£21,000) worth of damage after hurling her electric scooter
down Rome’s Spanish Steps. … The incident came two weeks after a visitor from Saudi Arabia
drove a Maserati down the flight of steps.”

The Guardian

I threw my scooter down the Steps;
He drove his Maserati;
They make you mad, these endless schleps
Each time you want gelati!