Poems of the Week

Twit And Twitter

by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

“Could Twitter collapse or go bankrupt?”
The Guardian

The planet’s richest man has bought a firm
Worth scarce a fourth of what he had to pay.
It’s drowning Twitter’s boss in drang and sturm
The new Chief Twit is feeling broke today!
An exodus of engineers who do
Not want to be extremely hardcore nerds
Depressed his advertising revenue
To where now Twitter’s strictly for the birds …
While Donald Trump’s restored account lies mute,
If all who used to tweet should make the choice
To move across to Mastodon and toot,
Then who would still use Twitter as their voice
Except the Twit? … Would he then tweet, to him,
Remorse for buying Twitter on a whim?