Poems of the Week

Vapor Wares

by Alexander Pepple

“FDA bans Juul’s vapes, pods citing ‘conflicting’ data on potentially harmful chemicals”
USA Today

Out for a mega payday was Juul
as diehard smokers got to vape,
loving the vapor-cloud escape . . .
till the FDA chose to duel
because of newfound cloudy data—
which caused production lines to choke
on all the government’s ultimata.
Now that payday’s up in smoke.