Poemdog

Dogs 2016

YULETIDE RIDE
(11/23/16)

the holidays
are here

drivers
distracted
with additional
errands

different
addresses

stresses
of the season

driving
well below
the posted
speed limits

looking
around
at the possibilities

looking
down
at their
phones

I am trapped
on their bumpers
with very unseasonal
thoughts

no thanks
to give

no goodwill
toward mankind

I wish them
dead

I honk
instead
of homicide

but they
only
slow
more
with the added
distraction

there is
no winning

I pull off
on a side
street

stop

contemplate
a Christmas
yard display

wishing
for a flying
reindeer or two
to get me
home