Poemdog

Dogs 2016

WEARING THE GREEN
(3/17/16)


"because
it's fun!"

they say

when these
past-their-prime
adults
are asked
why they
still play
silly games

on a silly
holiday

at least
the ones
whom I know
are only looking
for someone
to pinch

not
for a place
to throw up
green beer

I guess
that serves
as maturity
in these
parts

today
I tell them
that my name
is Patrick

therefore
exempt
from such
foolishness