Poems of the Week

The Moderator

by Dan Campion

“NBC’s Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator”

She called both rivals “Gentleman,”
Though one’s his class’s clown,
The other, aw-shucks Everyman.
She held malarkey down.

The ref who saw this match well run
And called foul punches out,
Beyond debate, Ms. Welker won
The campaign’s final bout.