Poemdog

Dogs 2018

BY CHRISTMAS
(10/28/18)


"I'll
get it
done"

we laugh

"before
the tinsel
hits
the tree"

we make
fun

however
by late
October
the grins
are gone

we are
running
out of
time

the Nativity
is nearing

the blade
of the Yuletide
approaches
our throats

Jesus
is about
to jump
our shit

the holidays
are here
but we don't
feel
like celebrating

there is work
yet
to do

battles
to be fought

wars
to be waged

before
the spirit
of the season
grants
a reprieve

to the
sinners

to the
procrastinators

to the
killers

January
will allow
a renewed
cushion
of time

some
New Year's
smiles

deadlines
reset

for those
of us
who survive