02 Dec 2015 – Sonnet

Ya gotta love their timing – these execs –
and what “Home for the Holidays!” must mean
to them, along with “Deck the Halls!”, ‘cuz heck,
the axe that takes the Christmas tree down clean
is sharp enough for cutting heads to boot!
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear!” we sing,
and just like Santa, comin’ down the chute
without a sound, we know what HR brings –
along with those form-fitted plastic smiles
that leave a person fighting down the urge
to slap it off and see beneath denial
if human feelings still survive that purge.
December! So it all begins again!
Pink slips with “Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men!”