display | more...

Sonnet of the WeekApril 25, 2020

Turpentine or Pinesol?

The end of the week, the task is at hand.
It ain’t that easy, this on-demand game.
Life seems so bleak with Fat Ass in command.
Is our only way out legerdemain?

Magical Thinking’s the coin of the realm:
Fifty-four Thousand, all gone in six weeks.
Science and logic and facts overwhelm
This chump who relies on witchcraft’s techniques.

Shoot Lysol, or bleach, or blood of a bat.
Shine light down your throat or right up your ass,
Let’s waste Covid-19, rat-a-tat-tat.
Who cares if he slept all morning through class?

I, riverrun, prefer a prescription.
May a doc’s hand forestall benediction.





You know things are bad when Lysol has to issue a statement to the effect: “Don’t try this at home.”

“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting. . . . And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that."

—Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.