Poems of the Week

The Donald Prepares Coast Guard Cadets for the Post-Reality World

by David Hedges

No politician in the world
Has suffered slings and arrows hurled
With such ferocity by foes
On mainstream network TV shows.

No pol in all the universe
Has suffered under such a curse,
From pre-reality Big Bang
To post-Obama sturm und drang.

No politician — no, not one! —
Has been so thoroughly undone,
So flattened like a plate of peas,
And that’s including Socrates.