“Couple at Home” © DL Polonsky


The Jerry Springer Show

We woke up free; we were so very free
We welcomed Jerry Springer. There he was,
Within a cloud of warm antenna fuzz,
From which he made to us an earnest plea
To come to him and keep him company.
We did consider where we rented home
So thought about us picking up the phone,
It was our chance to make it on TV.

Here is a question I will entertain:
What would we do it for; so we could rob
Ourselves of self-respect; make parents sob,
Or did we really think we could explain
Our choice to him, who with a single name
Could unify the chorus of the mob?


Robert Donohue lives on Long Island. He works as a cleaner at the local library and also at a high school.

DL Polonsky is a Boston area artist, writer, and filmmaker. His caricatures have appeared in The Boston Herald and His written work includes the children’s book The Letter Bandits from T.B.W. Books.