Poems of the Week

What’s Playing at the Palace?

by Phil Huffy

“Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate Opens for Drive-In Movies”

Having no shortage of manors,
Her Majesty’s glad to invite
those living near Sandringham Castle
to drive in on Saturday night.

With grounds both capacious and verdant,
there’s plenty of room out in back
for folks to relax in their Rovers
with kids and a drink and a snack.

Some find this offer distasteful —
well-meant but quite frankly off base.
The Queen, of course, won’t be presiding,
and seldom sets foot in the place.

As to the price of admission,
the charges are said to be fair,
assuring the Crown’s compensated
and has few expenses to bear.