Poems of the Week

The Art of the Wall

by Chris O’Carroll

“This wall is not something that can be really knocked down.”
Donald Trump

“Portion of US border wall in California falls over in high winds and lands on Mexican side”

We’re replacing the fence in Calexico
With a beautiful new border wall,
And we’re hoping the winds blow toward Mexico
If the new wall should happen to fall.

I am not really building much new wall
(Loud false claims are the name of my game).
Now that wind has made mine an askew wall,
My whole act looks like more of the same.