According to Joe
They need a breath of fresh air
Olympians traveling to Beijing
Should keep in mind just one thing.
If they don't want their lungs to seethe
It's best they find clean air to breathe.
Any outdoor athlete to complete his task
Might have to wear an oxygen mask.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.