Poems of the Week

Smear Campaign

by Bruce Bennett

“The latest trouble at the border… U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a problem with vultures—specifically, roughly 300 of them that are defecating and urinating all over a radio tower that the agency needs to communicate.”
The Washington Post

Some troubles never go away.
But who’d have thought that birds of prey
Would join those “flouting rules and laws”
and lend their powers to the cause?