Coup de colon

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 25, 2007

Lines upon learning that George W. Bush, before undergoing anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy on July 21, temporarily handed over his presidential powers to Dick Cheney

Misery stalked on stilts by Coolidge Corner,
And every traffic light in town had a stroke.
The sky was aghast — a 42-cloud pile-up.
Ducks in their ponds rolled over. Stiff legs. No joke.
On Boylston, a baby leaped cursing from his stroller;
Windows popped their panes; plugholes shot steam;
At the hairdresser, scissors rose against their users . . .
Then President Bush woke up. And it was all a dream!

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