Dogs 2010

MAY DAY
(5/1/10)


all those
mixed messages
of youth

flowers
fruit
and candy
filling decorative
little baskets
to be shared
with friends
and family

tanks
rockets
and soldiers
filling a beflagged
Red Square
threatening
capitalism
and borders

give me
some treats
from the
former

the threats
of the latter
have become
a hazy
black and white
springtime
mirage

what
the children
of today
perceive
is a mystery

a flip
of calendar?

a government
check?

today
it is a
Saturday

just a day
away from school
for those
youngsters

all other
significance
lost

sleep in
play out
and worry not
of domestic pleasantries
or foreign
atrocities

tomorrow
is simply
the 2nd