A small fox steals an egg and
a goose stands honking
lifting her long neck and
flapping her wings in protest.
The fox buries the egg.
The governor’s children go
to the best private schools.
The goose scrambles to protect all
her goslings as the fox steals
a downy yellow baby
its thin neck flopping in the his jaws.
Its bill opens silently and the mother screams.
The governor appoints six people to the board of education
who have no public school experience.
The fox tosses the gosling to her fat pups
giving them the best possible start in life.
The geese are forced to move on.