Poems of the Week

Prima Donna

by Dan Campion

“Coronavirus: Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine”
—BBC News

He’ll take a nostrum at a whim
To satisfy his ego.
My guess: the doctor humors him,
Prescribing a placebo.

That’s how good actors treat a soul
Who will not take a “No.”
Molière was right. In doctor role,
Let diva steal the show.