Poems of the Week

Spirit of ‘73

by James Higgins

“[A]nti-abortion groups are citing the ideas of a 19th-century ‘vice reformer'”

The Comstock Act viewed as salacious and lewd
peoples’ mailing all tools of abortion,
meaning dilators, speculums, catheters, too…
and that’s but a minuscule portion.
Does all this entail I shall wind up in jail
if I’m caught buying coat hangers via the mail…?