Poems of the Week

Shower Power

by Iris Herriot

“Man arrested after showering commuters with money from 30th-floor window”
The Guardian

Was anybody bruised or stunned or shocked into a seizure
Or, blind with falling paper, crushed by cars to paraplegia?
Well, maybe; but for all we know his record as offender
Is limited to harmless rains of wholly legal tender;
So if conclusions must be drawn, I offer only these:
Humanity’s perverse and quite impossible to please.