I remember when news
wasn’t quite so new –
it was events from yesterday,
the day or even weeks before.
Reporters sent telegrams
and pigeons from far away.
We waited for news
of births, deaths and wars,
read a newspaper over
a cup of tea or coffee,
ate fish and chips from it,
smothered it with salt and vinegar.
Nowadays, fast news is like fast food –
you need alcohol to wash it down.
Kim M. Russell, 19th May 2019
Magaly tells us that she loves satirical humour. She also consumes the news unfiltered and doubts that she would be able to survive if she couldn’t count on irony to lighten up her heart a bit.
For this weekend’s prompt, Magaly invites us to write new poems using one or more of some satire-rich cartoons from The New Yorker. She would also like us to say which cartoon(s) we chose.
If we are feeling extra-inspired, we can write narrative poems, which tell the stories taking place in the illustrations and/or the captions.
I chose “Remember when we drank coffee with the paper?”