Poems of the Week

Secretariat and the Turtle

by Ruth S. Baker

“The Kentucky Derby isn’t happening on Saturday, but a turtle race is”

“NBC will be hosting a virtual Kentucky Derby featuring Triple Crown winners”

The punters at their screens are feelin’ lucky.
Some things don’t stop; a Derby will be run;
In fact, we’ve got two options from Kentucky,
And CGI can give us both in one!

The rookies doubtless favour Secretariat;
But anyone who wants to keep his shirt’ll
Consider this a contest to be wary at:
A virtual horse against an actual turtle.