Poems of the Week

Protection Racket

by Nora Jay

“‘No more switching clocks’: Senate passes act to make daylight saving time permanent:
Sunshine Protection Act needs approval from the House, and the signature of Joe Biden,
to become law”

The Guardian

We can’t protect Afghanistan,
We can’t protect Ukraine,
But needy Sunshine? That we can!
Protect, protect again!

We can’t protect the Capitol,
We can’t protect the Earth,
But, Congress, when it comes to Sol,
Protect for all you’re worth!

We can’t protect our youth from guns,
We can’t protect the poor,
But when the crisis is the Sun’s,
Protect and damn the score!