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Trillin’s Ode to Polanski

Trillin's Ode to Polanski

Calvin Trillin puts his feelings about the folks who defend Roman Polanski into poetic verse for The Nation:

A youthful error? Yes, perhaps.
But he’s been punished for this lapse–
For decades exiled from LA
He knows, as he wakes up each day,
He’ll miss the movers and the shakers.
He’ll never get to see the Lakers.
For just one old and small mischance,
He has to live in Paris, France.
He’s suffered slurs and other stuff.
Has he not suffered quite enough?
How can these people get so riled?
He only raped a single child.

Read the rest of the poem here.

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