Poemdog

Dogs 2019

VEHICULAR YULECIDE
(12/8/19)


each year
I begin
with new hope
for the season

I think
of family

warmth

love

I fondly
remember
Christmases
past

but then
the TV
tells me

that new
cars

diamonds

the highest
tech
electronics

are the expected
ways
to express
my glad tidings

and when
the money
they say
that I can save
by buying someone
a 2020 truck
for instance

is more

than I paid
for my last
ride

total

I know
that my hopes
are crushed
once again
beneath
the material
wheels

ground out
by the weight
of holiday
pricing

I don't
have enough
money to pay
for that kind
of savings

so I sit
alone

read a few
verses
by candlelight

then extinguish
the flame

look out
to the stars

wondering
where the brilliance
has gone