18 January 1999

Newspaper Anthem

Give us this day our sports, our weather
But please keep the rest to yourself
Give us our comics, our horoscopes, crosswords
But please keep the rest near the back
We don't know how many hours we've worked
Or how many children we've had
We're content with a chart showing public opinion
We don't need to know more than that
Give us each week your movie reviews
Give us your classified ads
And as for the war, we will find out tomorrow
For tonight an American flag

Newspoetry at Spineless Books