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BEYOND BAH HUMBUG
(12/1/18)


Christmas
combines
my two
least favorite
concepts

religion

the malign
human interpretations
of The Divine

materialism

the abject
unrealistic valuation
of objects

bad

and

bad

and we
know
this

we all
know
this

but we
shrug

we want
to continue
to play the game
that we learned
as children

I've lost
my hate
for the holiday
with age

I no longer
have the energy
to loath
the tradition

I simply feel
as if
my planet
has been invaded
from Halloween
thru Yuletide
by aliens
with a different
agenda

I watch
them
from a distance
not understanding
their motivations

much like
suffering through
a terrible movie
based upon
false
fascinations

I don't
care
anymore

as long
as they don't
try to convert
me

I never
believed
their mythology

now I
no longer
pretend
to try