upon reading Thanksgiving poetry on the 24th of July
Why oh why oh why why why
Not have Thanksgiving Day in July?
Or August or June or in January?
In every month, we can gather and carry
all we can sew, all we can reap,
all we can eat, all we can keep
and throw in Christmas and Easter Day, too,
every 25th or when the moon is new.
Confining our joys to just one month oh why
not just combine Thanksgiving with the 4th of July?
When bunnies and Santa arrive, why not say
"We can celebrate everything every damn day!"
Halloween’s at four, and New Year’s at five
and at seven we’ll drink to just being alive.
All day every day, start the weaning right now
'til the importance of any lacks all meaning. Just wow.