. O Say Can It Be? "How long you been suckin’ up oxygen, friend? For seventy years? Well now that’s gonna end! And moochin’ off Social Security too? The Great People’s Zoo is the next stop for you! You’ll be in their keep, but not for very long, Till they put you to sleep To our Woke Nation’s Song." . . The Kaatskills Renowned in your day By the ages ground away Great grandfather hills . . Senryu The games that we play Sin to lose and sin to win Ourselves they betray . . WHO? Indebted to the Orient, Integrity now all but spent, Who from its lies will not relent, Hopelessly bent on ill intent. Behind the propaganda mist, A tyrant with an iron fist. A monolith without a soul, The Centers for Disease Control. Debauched between the sheets with Big, Bad Pharm, And laughing at the stricture “Cause no harm.” . . Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet.