Poems of the Week

Raw Deal

by Mae Scanlan

Though I am not a Spicer fan,
For once I’m on his side;
The man was near the Vatican,
Whereat he was denied

A longed-for meeting with the Pope
(He is, I hear, devout),
But higher powers-that-be said nope,
And shut poor Spicey out.

Other members of the staff
Obtained the chance to meet
The pontiff; share a prayer or laugh
Within the holy seat.

The Vatican’s a spacious place;
I’m sure Trump could have squeezed
Sean in to gain some papal grace;
I doubt that God is pleased.