Acrostic Sonnet for the Month
(May, 2021)
 Mr. Boris Johnson

 My wish in boyhood was to be world king—
 Rex Alexander Boris sounded cool.
 Buoyed up by Eton, steeped in Oxford bling,
 One knew one's path to kingship: play the fool!
 Real choice is hard, so I distract and duck.
 I'd rather do a photo op or two.
 Since I have mastered how to pass the buck,
 Jokes reign. You'd never know I have no clue! ...
 Oh, damn! The Dom has dropped his bomb! He leaks
 His evidence I'm shiftily inept.
 No holds are barred: Revenge means Tory cliques
 Should know what Boris wrecks—no secrets kept! ...
 One should be careful what one wishes for.
 Now I am Boris Wrex forevermore!

 (Inspired by this article and first published in Light on
  May 3, 2021 as one of the Poems of the Week)
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