Shut Up and Dance or "Greensleeves", In Its Way, Was Once a Pop Song

by Gary Hardaway

Judgment is libidinal.
The passion to disparage

overwhelms whatever restraint you feel
in a fit of dismissal.

The catchy tune and cloying lyrics
nonetheless etch their patterns

there where more substantial music
lives. The pop song you

will never have facility to capture
plays on, awaiting a kinder ear.