Poemdog

Dogs 2018

DISCORDANT HYMNS
(12/9/18)


we mouth

me mumble
along
with the enthusiasts

to carols

to anthems

to ditties
of every
variety

because
those around us
expect
some participating
conformity

some programmed
lunacy

probably
so that they
do not feel
so dysfunctional
for sustaining
these insanities
of the past

we can
sing along

or sing
off key

misplace
the words

disturb
the group
harmony

until
walking away
from the chorus
seems quite
acceptable

to everyone

~~~

sappy
birthday

to

you