Poems of the Week

The Good Doctors

by Bruce Bennett

“Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?”
—The New York Times

The bone spur mystery deepens.
It seems there was a link
with Braunstein and with Weinstein.
But what did people think?

That Fred would not have asked them?
That they would not comply
when they owed him a favor?
That Donald would not lie?

It seems our Great Commander
had feet that were okay,
but that’s the game with doctors
and how rich people play

When sons could be in danger.
But look what they have wrought!
If only they had sent him!
Not that he would have fought.