Poems of the Week

The Dirt on Donald Trump

by Lynn Gilbert

“Will Ivana help Donald Trump with tax breaks from beyond the grave?”
The Guardian

Since long before his first divorce
The Donald’s sought to cut his tax,
so now he’s had his fallen ex
interred upon his Jersey course.

Her modest grave near the first tee
has made a cemetery of
remains of his first erstwhile love,
and cemeteries go tax-free.

Whether he plants another there—
himself, son, daughter, son-in-law—
is not material under law.
Where they will rest he need not care.

On tax he stands to save a ton
by giving her this starring role:
thanks to the dead one in her hole,
he’s finally hit a hole in one.