In Niger's heart, a coup doth unfold,
Guard chief to president, allegiance behold.
A junta forms, hopes of peace extinguished,
A key U.S. ally, from his post relinquished.

Gold of Exxon and Chevron's might,
In the second quarter saw a blight.
Fourteen billion, their treasure chests glean,
Less than yesteryear, yet unseen.

In New Jersey, the gavel fell hard,
Johnson & Johnson's plea, the judge barred.
Their talc liability, a weight to bear,
In the court of law, an affair declared.

by Conchobar mac Dubhthach

a centaur