Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,037
What circular tragedy smothers fine
families during the Christmas season.
Tinsel strangles numbed cheer, and guests who dine
in these homes witness tears without reason.

Joy is measured, but fear is by the ton
pounded into each thread of the carpet.
Fear is gorgeous. Threatening lives is fun,
but some may decide to return the debt.

Look for more clues in how they treat the pets
who arrive rescued, anxious but relieved.
See how they cower unable to sweat
through muffled mouths. Obedience achieved.

If God plays favorites to these delights
then demons of conscience must join the fight.
There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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