Poems of the Week

Pols v. Gorts

by Dan Campion

“UFOs could threaten US security, pols say after Capitol Hill briefing”
New York Post

Klaatu barada nikto,” pols:
Stand ready with those words;
Real Gorts are out there, not just dolls,
Balloons, drones, clouds, and birds!

Wherever ETs hail from,
We know you’ve got our backs,
And Men in Black will join the scrum
When Gort or Mars attacks.

But if your incantations fail
And black ops get the ax,
Then pass a bill to make Gort quail:
A universal tax.