Poems of the Week

Over the Line

by Nora Jay

“Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Trump homeland security secretary”
—The Guardian

We thought she was earning her wages:
Promoting the President’s views,
Disputing that kids were in cages
Despite what we saw on the news—

But Trump thought her bullying toothless,
And brushed her from office like fluff.
Take note: if you mean to be ruthless,
Make sure you are ruthless enough.