Poems of the Week

Working Title: Duke

by Steven Kent

“King Charles gives Prince Edward ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ title”
The Guardian

Prince Ed will never sit upon my throne,
So he deserves a dukedom of his own.
The job description’s really not exact—
No work’s required of any kind, in fact.
(These titles we invent as we see fit
And tell ourselves the world might give a spit.)