Poems of the Week

Rodent Mitigation

by Bruce Bennett

“[New York City Mayor Eric Adams has named] Kathleen Corradi as the city’s rat czar.
‘The rats are going to hate Kathy,’ said Adams.”
The New York Times

The Rat Czar is ready to roll!
The City’s exerting control.
The rats can sense doom.
They feel their end loom.
Their numbers will soon pay the toll.

This isn’t just PR or hype.
The time is at last more than ripe.
Get ready. Get set.
Go on. Place your bet.
The Piper has picked up her pipe.