Saturday, 12 January 2019

Shutdown

You’ve made a mess, Mr. President.
Cut the legs from your government
For federal workers, no pay,
But it’s okay, you say.

To those who’ll default on the mortgage.
Who haven’t fed their kids,
You say “But they’ll adjust.”

“Why not make some extra money babysitting?”
You suggest.
“Why not sponsor a yard sale?”
You jest.

But a mother does just that.
She sells her kids’ toys
For two dollars apiece
To pay the rent.

© Bruce J. Berger


Bruce J. Berger received his MFA from American University. He writes two letters weekly to President Trump at the White House and publishes them on Facebook. Search BruceJBerger.