Poems of the Week

Wrong, Sport

by Dan Campion

“Boost for Trump as 45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment”
The Guardian

The GOP appears to think
Their Don is in the clear
Because he skated from the rink
Before the final cheer.

Ice hockey, though, is not his sport;
His time’s spent on the links.
The sacred rules of golf comport
With dings for late hijinks.

It seems unlikely, though, he’ll pay
For teeing off on Mike
And interrupting others’ play
Like a pee-wee-golfing tyke.

Ah, well, it’s just a game. Why fret?
He might have shouted “Fore!”
But fans have never sanctioned yet
A rascal they adore.