Poemdog

Dogs 2016

YULECIDE
(12/25/16)

I try
to be positive

I really
do

but to put
a smile
on my face

sing along

would be
unnatural
for me

an untruth

I believe
none
of the religious

of the social
aspects
of the holiday

you know
that I
don't

so why
insist
upon dragging
me along
to such festivities
when I just
want to be
left
alone?

to be alone
with you?

I don't
want to ruin
anyone else's
good time
with my
disbelief

but
if I do
gut up

go

please
do not ask
afterward
if I enjoyed
myself

you know
that I did
not

I would hate
to lie
to someone
whom I care
about

I would hate
to lie
to myself

Merry Christmas

anyway