Not Fit to Print

The Times!
What to say about The Times?
About the good, grey lady
of Times Square?

The Times
sound in grammar and spelling
but quickly out of its depths
everywhere else

The Times
droning like a robot
in apology for the empire abroad
and the status quo at home

The Times
cooing what The Journal brays
till a new storm surge drowns them
both in its inky depths.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.