Poems of the Week

Wet Work

by Chris O’Carroll

“We’re bringing thousands of bottles of water—Trump Water, actually.
Most of it. Some of it we had to go to
a much lesser quality water.
You want to get those
Trump bottles.”
–A former president visiting East Palestine, Ohio

I killed the safety regulations.
The train derailed and killed your town.
Now I show up with brand-name water
To help you wash disaster down.