Poems of the Week

Trump Flubs

by Orel Protopopescu

“President Donald Trump flubbed a key word in his address to the March for Life rally on Friday, mistakenly telling anti-abortion protesters … ‘Right now, a number of state laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.'”—People.com

We all know he’s not a genius,
that he misread torn for born,
but this so-called flub might merit
more analysis than scorn.

In a nation full of weapons,
babies may require far more
than nine months of solitary
to feel warm, safe and secure.