A body was found.
Headless, armless, legless.
Charred to a rustic brown.
Who it was is hard to guess.
Who did it was an easier call.
One’s been caught, one ran away.
Each blames the other. Some sort of brawl.
They’ve even tried to blame their prey.
But all in all, a newsman’s dream.
Families caught in flash bulb stares.
Quotes from friends – He never seemed
The type who’d even dare.
And the news world thrives in all its glory,
Sharing the facts. Missing the story.
Tovah Yavin’s middle grade novel, All-Star Season, won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award and was named a 2008 Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She has published poetry for both adults and children in a variety of magazines including The Formalist, Poetica and The Road Not Taken.