Poems of the Week

Snow Joke

by Iris Herriot

“Ukraine man invents murder in attempt to get police to clear snow
Man unhappy with state of his road told officers they would have to come in a snowplough
to arrest him”
The Guardian

To get a plow to clear the snow
I claimed I’d killed my stepdad. So?
Which really do you think absurder:
To choke in snow or fake a murder?