Poems of the Week

Spouting Off

by Ruth S. Baker

“Man who was ‘swallowed’ whole by whale says he only realised what had happened once it went dark”
LAD Bible

“Whale meat vending machines open in Japan”
Boston Herald

Whale swallows man!
Hard subject for raillery:
At least in Japan,
World center of whalery.

Whale meat for sale!
But think of your sanity:
First check out your whale
For signs of humanity.