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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Counting Down

A few hours left
Til the countdown begins –
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
527,040

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Re-calculating

The numbers fly by
Vague estimates and ranges:
Impressionist birds.


6 Word Short Story: Need I Say More?

Catching a cold on your vacation.


A Lazy, Happy Day

Here’s to the morning after –
Sleeping in: exhausted bliss
Then slowly rising, kindling
The still-twinkling lights of
That merry tree, sipping coffee
Or other caffeine glancing at
The residual chaos with a
Amused and tolerant eye
(To be done at some point),
But then the kids are up with
Equally residual excitement
There are new toys to explore
And leftover sweets to eat.
A sip, a smile – a day complete.


Merry Christmas Memories

As
soon
as it was
time, and we
were allowed,
we ran in to bounce
on our parents’ bed:
“It’s Christmas!” we cried.
“Wake up! Wake up!” Then,
we all went to see the tree, bright
colors glinting off tinsel, garlands,
and ornaments, offset by the dark branches
and sky. Our stockings were stuffed, our tree
surrounded by gifts, but in the mad frenzy of
torn wrapping and cut ribbons, the warmth of a hug
And their faces lit by those happy lights were the
best
gifts
of all.


To All A Good Night

A cacophony
Of voices and registers:
The last-minute rush.

Strict obligation,
Resented but carried out:
Gifts bought – time for fun.

Joyful excitement
Imagining their faces:
Can I buy them more?

Anticipation
Builds as the night approaches:
Santa is coming!

Slowly crowds disperse
To homes, trees, and family:
Christmas Eve at last.


The Gift That Keeps Giving

It’s sinking into the couch with a book and tv.
It’s jumping for joy with childish glee
And racing from the office, shouting “Yippee!”
Then, collapsing at home with a long string of z’s.
It’s true – it’s true! I can almost believe –
No work tomorrow for me!


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