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.