Poems of the Week

The Mud-Spattered Banner

by Stephen Gold

O say did you see, how on Capitol Hill,
We made off with the lectern of Nancy Pelosi?
We weren’t taking no knee, and this weren’t no damn drill,
For the doors opened wide, and the cops they were dozy.
That there count was a con! Swampers stole it from Don!
Maybe they got the brains, but we got all the brawn!
O say is that QAnon banner still raised,
Where the fantasy’s free, in the home of the crazed?