Poems of the Week

The Impasse-able Nightmare

by Mae Scanlan

The senators Corker and Flake
Had a weighty decision to make,
For they found the regime
Of their leader and team
Was increasingly painful to take.

To avoid this bizarre can of worms,
They will quit at the end of their terms.
For the nonce, they decry
Ship of state gone awry,
While their GOP coterie squirms.

Though Corker and Flake have defected,
Their pals want to get re-elected,
So they grovel and fawn
While the anguish goes on,
And the problems remain uncorrected.

You’d think there’d be some with the pluck
To rise and denounce all this yuck.
If they don’t find a way,
The besieged USA
With Trump and his team will stay stuck.