Poemdog

Dogs 2018

ARE YOU JEWISH?
(12/7/18)


no

I'm not
a vegetarian

I'm not
a vegan

I do not
have some religious
affiliation
that forbids me
to eat meat

I just feel
better
if I don't

would you ask
so many questions
if I had told you
that I don't eat
Brussels sprouts?

no

you wouldn't

no policy
statement
would be needed

what
will I eat?

everything
but the meat
of course

do I look
like I'm starving?

matter
closed

can we please
get to the part
of this holiday
conversation
where we
simply gossip
about friends
and relatives?