Pity the Fairy Prince

He’s so busy
riding around in his big airplane
from the scene of the latest bombing
to the newest shooting spree

Leading the nation
in mourning and shedding tears
for the victims of “this cowardly assault”
and “this senseless act of terrorism”

So busy
he hardly has time
to get back to Pennsylvania Avenue
for “Terror Tuesday”

To decide who
will die in their sleep that week
In their mudhut compound in Afpakistan
or Yemen or Somalia.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.