Bloomberg Poetry

From the Bloomberg press office:

In anticipation of the sixth annual Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 17th, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today published his first poem:
Press Conference
Pardon me, sir, I’ve a question or two …
You.
Sir, you said poetry is a delight…
Right.
Reading it makes you smarter, more mature?
Sure.
But is it better for people not to read verse?
Worse.
Do you read sonnets? Limericks? Odes?
Loads.
All these short answers. Why?
I –
Follow-up! What do you do in your free time?
Rhyme.
Could poems appeal to the Press?
Yes.
But can they help with traffic congestion?
Next question.

The poem appeared today in Metro New York, the paper of choice for commuters stuck in overcrowded trains.

Bloomberg Poetry