Critical Race Theory

It’s quite amusing when some first
Defend it with persistence,
Then—feigning that they’ve not reversed—
Deny its whole existence.



Federal Government Logic

The National Park Service says
That animals should not be fed,
Since it ends self-sufficiency
When handouts can be sought instead.

Meanwhile the USDA gave
Free meals and food stamps out last year
To nearly 50 million folks
With somehow no dependence fear.


Sex vs. Gender

from a recent letter in a nationally syndicated advice column

“I’ve never been a male,
And therefore I’m demanding
You note this without fail,
My penis notwithstanding.”



Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.

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10 Responses

  1. Cynthia Erlandson

    I love these, Russel! It’s sad that logic has apparently been declared illegal.

    • Russel Winick

      Thanks Cynthia. Yes, logic is just one of the many shortages under the regime of President Harris, I mean Biden. Sadly though, my loads of laundry have yet to be impacted.

  2. Cheryl Corey

    Russel, I spent about twelve years as a legal secretary. What was I thinking? I’d love to see some wry humor on the legal field, lawyers then & now, etc.

    • Russel Winick

      Cheryl – legal secretaries do very important work. I appreciated mine immensely. Here’s a response to your poem request:


      When someone gets arrested
      For a “white collar” crime,
      Two other things then happen
      Almost all of the time.

      A neighbor says: “He seemed so nice!
      A dark side? No one knew it!”
      Then criminal defense attorneys
      Swear he didn’t do it.

  3. Sally Cook

    Nice to see some light verse in this season of dolorous discourse and delirious diction.
    We seem to have become craven hypocondriacs all. Don’t give the ship, Russel – we can still laugh, even when going down for the third time!

    • Russel Winick

      Thank you Sally. The ship may be going down, but I’ll try to keep the humor up.

  4. Clifton Anderson

    You must think about this shit all day long. Good for you. I must admit that you are more stimulating for the mind than coffee is.

  5. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    Russel, I love these little nuggets of poetic common sense… not only are they hilarious, they serve to let those thinking along the same lines that they’re not alone. Your poetry is essential to the wellbeing of one’s mind in an increasingly insane world. Thank you!


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