Poems of the Week

Stolen Colon

by Barbara Loots

“Stolen in Kansas City: 10-foot-long inflatable
model of human colon.”—Kansas City Star

The back of the pick-up is empty. It’s gone.
An item that no one can peddle or pawn.
So what is this whimsical crook going to do
With a pink plastic colon a crowd can pass through?

This news is alarming and hard to digest.
How soon will the culprit be under arrest?
Oh please, let no innocents get blown apart
By the criminal use of the world’s biggest fart!