April 15: Karaoke Box

by allisonkujiraoka

Empty orchestra?  A misnomer, I’m afraid

This is a reveling hit parade.

File into this dimlit room

— Soon to be a star-making venue —

With an audience of your peers

Handpicked to allay your fears.

Settle into your vinyl seat

Snack on edamame and other treats.

Bang out a rhythm on the tambourine

Program a tune into the machine

Make your requests, try on a melody

Back-up vocals in a customized key.

The reverb is delicious

The point system capricious

One thing more:  All I wish is

In your song choice, more hits than misses.