English poetry

Poems in English



for Aaron Fogel

Personal computers
Point and click.

President Clinton
(codename Peacock)
Can’t protect
Crack pushing
Communist Party
Cops pursuing
A care package
Of peasant consciousness
In a car park.

Poverty’s a crime,
And capital punishment
Par for the course,
In this penal code.

A plausible cliffhanger
Can’t cure the paralyzed,
Prevent cancer,
Or prepare California
For Perry Como,
That peerless crooner.

Pitcher and catcher confer.
O cornet player, play
“Pomp and Circumstance”
Please, in the partly cloudy
Cool Pacific.

Poem PC - David Lehman