Millennials, they’ve found, are disinclined
to attend those soirees not so well designed
and contradicting their judgmental ways
as to music, drinks and even canapes.
Their reaction, as studies now reveal
when a mix of guests refuses to congeal
is to exit, before much time has passed,
having summoned up an Uber, mighty fast.
The most enticing snacks should be displayed
paired with only “better beers” distinctly made.
And if a cookie tray is not set out
you would find some furrowed brows aloft, no doubt.
Musically, the need is simply stated,
so nothing should be heard that’s complicated.
Modern minds may be too sorely tested
when art is offered but not pre-digested.
A photogenic background is preferred
to assure that selfies taken aren’t demurred,
deleted by a single glance betrayed
with the whole event revealed as dull and staid.
And for those hosts whose menus are too plain
and whose guests cannot appreciate Coltrane:
Excuse the inclination to conceit
when they cast their votes, most blithely, with their feet.
© by Phil Huffy.
Used with the author’s permission.
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Phil Huffy lives and writes in upstate New York, an area known for its proximity to Lake Ontario and a regional specialty known as "Chicken French." He is himself a long time vegetarian, although he also avoids kale. Phil likes to think on his feet, often returning from a walk or hike with some ideas or first lines of a poem. The writing comes later, often at the kitchen table.
I really enjoy skillfully-written,
rhymed,metered poems with a relevant
theme and dry humor--like THIS one!
Posted 10/31/2018 09:34 AM
Love the humor in this poem.
Posted 10/27/2018 05:50 PM
Very 'to the point of today's culture.' Ho, I am so glad that I've lived in a less 'modern' so to speak time of life.
Posted 10/27/2018 12:27 PM
I am in love with rhyming couplets.
Posted 10/27/2018 08:46 AM
Laughing Out Loud, Phil! Wonderful poetic digest of contemporary culture. Thank you.
Posted 10/27/2018 08:01 AM