Poems of the Week


by Felicia Nimue Ackerman

“As part of its strategy to vaccinate more of its population, Washington State will allow adults to claim
a free marijuana joint when they receive a Covid-19 vaccination shot.”

The New York Times

There once was a man named Eugene
Who chose to forgo the vaccine.
Endangering others,
He snapped, “That’s my druthers,
So stuff it and don’t intervene.”

But then he was offered some pot
Contingent on getting the shot.
This highly inventive
And clever incentive
Converted him right on the spot.