Chris O’Carroll is author of The Joke’s on Me. He has been Light magazine’s featured poet, and his work appears in Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle and The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, among other collections. He is a Straw Dog Writers Guild member and lives in Pelham.
He’s Not Gonna Take It
“I don’t take responsibility at all.”
The press says nasty things about the virus.
Why do they think the buck should stop with me?
My answer to whatever they inquire is
That I don’t take responsibility.
I’m unconcerned about the nation’s health,
Or deaths among your friends and family.
I watch the Dow, I dream about great wealth,
And I take no responsibility.
This is the art I bring to every deal.
Let’s blame the Chinese this time. Don’t blame me.
Whatever pain you suffer, I can’t feel.
I never take responsibility.
(originally published in Light)