Sonnet of the WeekJune 20, 2020

He Was Only Joking

If the whole world didn’t depend on it,
Recent events would have to make you laugh.
Even a slow child would surely admit
Our Cadet Bonespurs can’t live without gaffes.

To Russia (with love), Vaginas, Ukraine,
Add Covid, “Clean” Coal, and his fucking wall.
Plus race and tax cuts, what’s with his damned brain?
Is it his job—you think—to kill us all?

Depression’s set in, and it’s not just me.
Even the right wing is starting to spook.
Somewhere there’s film of Red women who pee,
A big turn-on for a dangerous kook.

I do try to keep a sense of humor,
But this sad man is truly a bummer.