I love satiric humor. It might be the reason why I enjoy shows like Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I also consume the news unfiltered—living in a world without knowing what’s ripping it apart (and holding it together) is never a good idea. Still, I doubt I would be able to survive (or process the horror, without screaming my brains out) if I couldn’t count on irony to lighten my heart up a bit.
So, for today’s prompt, I invite you to write a new poem using one (2 or all 3 ) of the following satire-rich cartoons from The New Yorker. Please, let us know which cartoon(s) you chose to craft a poem about.
If you are feeling extra-inspired, make your contribution a narrative poem, which tells the story taking place in the illustration and/or the caption.
“Yes, the planet got destroyed, but for a beautiful moment in time
we created a lot of value for shareholders.”
“A few of us are going out after work to pretend it’s not the end of the world,
if you want to join us.”