When business nearby disapproved
The snow-white ghost bike was removed
Her kin, so bereaved:
Predictably peeved
So far DC gov seems unmoved

With schools in DC underway
The Fenty kids just joined the fray
Their school is the best
Because it’s not West
And Rhee says there was no foul play

Where bodies just seem to accrue
This weekend, young life sprang anew
The news from Rock Creek
Conveyed by a squeak
Two owl babies now at the zoo

As much as I like my Five Guys
I live for Hell Burgers and fries
My heavy ol’ heart
Is sad to impart
The AdMorg location: all lies

-D.L.

The lion sleeps tonight

August 26, 2009

Today our great nation’s bereft
Of moral (and physical) heft
He’ll ne’er again roar
‘Bout health care and war
A loss to the right and the left

-D.L.

His in-bounds school, Fenty eschewed
And questions, he tried to elude
The twins’ public school:
A rare District jewel
Strange choice, I can’t help but conclude.

-D.L.

The empress of eighty eight five
While crossing the street, took a dive
Ms. Rehm broke some bones
So no dulcet tones
Don’t worry; we hear she’ll survive

In news that has Wonkette delighted
The man whose career seemed so blighted
Once known as The Hammer
Tom’s dancing with glamour
The secret to fame: get indicted!

-D.L. (recently returned from vacation on an internet-less farm)

This week was the hottest one yet
You went to the pool to get wet?
With hours extended
For purpose intended
Of bathing it something ‘sides sweat

A. Fenty too sweated and panted
From news of one third still enchanted
With twenty ten looming
Not much, he’s assuming
His mantra: “take nothing for granted”

The rag that gives homeless a hand
Which doesn’t quite fly off the stand
A brand new website
With luck, will incite
It’s reading base soon to expand

Contained in the vial of glass
T’was found underneath AU grass
Where testing occurred
What’s left was interred
With traces of blistering gas

-D.L.

Week in Review

August 8, 2009

Our mayor has his problems vehicular
With heat from this crash, in particular
Perhaps that’s what spurred
His faith to his word
Sending kids through our public curricular

And sharing the spotlight with Fenty
With buzz in the blog cognoscenti
Why didn’t his ladies
Get brand new Mercedes?
No, Barry gave contracts a-plenty

But on to the personal fights
That piece on Columbia Heights!
Feeling maligned?
Unload and unwind
O’er wine and their cheap(ish) cheese flights

-D.L.

Trackmarks in Anacostia

August 7, 2009

The streetcars that DC acquired
Had long in East Europe been mired
The project was dead
Now full steam ahead
With tension o’er how it is wired.

-D.L.

The District will go to all means
To test for the clap among teens
Get ready to see
High rates of VD
Since kids are lean mean sex machines

-D.L.