Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SIGNS OF THE SEASON
(11/16/18)


the end
of the year
is here

inescapable
ads
for expensive
cars

for extravagant
jewelry

they tell
us
that such
joyous giving
is Christmas
tradition

but no one
on my block
is ever surprised
by bowed vehicles
in their
driveways

diamonds
in their
stockings

apparently
traditions shift
with varying
property values

I see
no advertisements
for socks

aftershave

toasters

those
more prevalent
inhabitants
of gift wrapped
offerings
in this
neighborhood

but
somewhere

someone
must awaken
to shiny
SUVs

sparkly
necklaces

they must
because
that
is what
we are told
to want

to celebrate
the birth
of a savior

save us

please