Poems of the Week

The Descent of Boris the Brazen

by Philip Kitcher

“Boris Johnson failed to inform watchdog over new Daily Mail column.”
The Telegraph

He thought dispensing falsehoods wouldn’t matter:
to woo an audience, you make them laugh;
Homeric quotes lend class to gloss your tale.

Hyperion’s turned out to be a satyr;
descending from the Times and Telegraph,
he scribbles columns for … the Daily Mail.