Sunday, November 30, 2014

Everybody Is a Star

After the holiday
of gratitude and giving thanks
for one's blessings

comes the joyous season
of You're-Not-Welcome-Take-Backs

(which may or may not
be a separate and distinct holiday

from that of hurling invective
at beloved
but politically-inflexible relatives)

where civil liberties
that went un-exercised
throughout the year

can be flaunted
as though
they were going out of style.

Because one never knows.

(And yes
it's okay to do

even if all the hipsters
are doing it too.)

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.