The Dead Horse on CNN

by R. Daniel Lester

The dead horse on CNN
was floating there
in the floodwater
It didn't have too much to say for itself
Still, they kept filming / zooming / changing angles
Strictly for our benefit, of course
So we could see just how dead the horse was
And, boy, it was one dead horse
The lady even said:
And here we have a dead horse in the water
So I guess this was for the people
that had never seen a dead horse before
and thought it might be a ham sandwich
or a brown sofa bed with built-in hooves
You know, instead of the dead horse that it clearly was
All in all
I have to say
as far as dead horses go
it was absolutely riveting journalism