Poems of the Week


by Robert Schechter

Pain and heartache,
woe, despair,
all at once
you lose your hair,

friends desert you,
others die,
love, it seems,
is just a lie.

You tell yourself,
“I will be strong!
Hope awaits!”
But you are wrong.

Find a bridge.
It’s time to jump.
The president
is Donald Trump.