And a Merry (censored) to You Too

Now let us have a show of hands


one and all by this (semi-bi-)annual
wring around the rosy;
this reath in banished red

and green! The sacred tool
of pick-me-ups,
the tree embraced,
the toxic plastic god misplaced

by idol man with fingers bent.

Except for one
squints sky high with
'happy holidays brother'
in lieu of dirty words.

I've got your war on
(expletive fucking deleted)
right here,
packed tight beside
Black Friday blues.

-AKL Dec 2005