Miz Q has given us a couple of links to ‘what happened on this day’ sites and suggested we choose one, or more, to kick off a poem.
I chose: 1930 The BBC announces that there is no news.
CNN announces that there is no news:
no-one has been arrested
no-one is ill from an unidentified toxin
no mail is stuffed with an explosive, or slicked with ricin
no government has said ‘screw the people’
no-one has been in an accident
no-one has been robbed, car-jacked, or kidnapped
no one has been killed
there are no coups, no uprisings, no wars
three people have not been killed running the Boston Marathon.