Farce by Jennifer Lagier

“Well, there are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce.” 

Mark Twain


Walter the dentist is loaded,

easily affords exotic travel,

big game hunting expeditions.

Bribes corrupt guides

to lure Zimbabwe’s beloved lion

beyond protected borders.


Calculates kill zone,

shoots majestic animal

with bow and arrows

After 40 hours of suffering,

a point-blank bullet

ends the creature’s ordeal.


Walt is eager to hang

one more severed head

upon the trophy wall

within his man cave.

$55,000 well spent.

Boasts on social media.

Has no regrets.

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