Tens of thousands of animals at risk,
Won’t you help?
Sends troops to defend the wall,
Dashes DACA; trade war with China.
I can’t help.
Help! I scour the morning news
for some small piece of humanity
to temper news aggression.
Last sip of coffee, find Spring Blooms
– an Orchid show in the Bronx –
and gingerly pick carnivorous flowers,
as my weekend escape to joy.
© Kay Weeks
Kay Weeks worked for 30 years for the US National Parks Service in the area of National Historic Preservation, retiring in 2005. She writes and publishes poetry in the US and the UK.