Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bah! (Day 316)

How tiresome to be saying 
Merry Christmas again
when it should so obviously 
be June. Since late October, 
all the stores have been playing 
their jingly-jolly songs, 
shoppers humming along 
tunelessly, as they pause
to consider the merit 
of a bellydancing houseplant 
or battery-operated mittens. 
You don’t have to choose, 
on the spot these days. 
The good news is: 
You can buy that retro, 80s
neon sweater, just like the ones 
everyone hated in the 80s, 
even after you go home.
The joys of the season are 
upon us, and there’s always 
a reason to celebrate 
the people you love—as well 
as those you dislike, but 
are forced to buy gifts for by 
your boss or your spouse—with 
a mall-kiosk brie that not even
a mouse would find tempting.


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: Benh Lieu Song