Poems of the Week

Swans and Monkeys!

by Bruce Bennett

“In the last couple of decades, the world has
become unmoored, crazier, somehow messier.
The black swans are circling; chaos monkeys
have been unleashed.”
The New York Times

I saw one monkey yesterday.
It gibbered on my lawn.
Since then black swans have made their way
into my dreams. I’ve gone

From dread to panic to despair,
but things keep getting worse!
Is there no Power anywhere
to throw them in reverse?