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Holiday Ritual

Do a thing one time, or two, It’s something that you sometimes do (Or did) and may not do again. It’s lifted to tradition when The doing’s done to consecrate An action, milestone or date And, henceforth, if the thing’s … Continue reading

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Peak Cheer

Half-sung Christmas carols strewn In joyful heaps across the floor Baked delights from night till noon Unsheathed wreaths on every door Santa, make your break-in soon I doubt I can take much more

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Cheap Freeze

I wouldn’t call today a scorcher. Still, the gutters on my porch are Glittering with frozen ice! It’s not that cold (but does look nice).

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Iciclingering

The Christmas lights are up because That’s just what our tradition was When Groundhog Day was our big fête; We’d leave the lights up till the date Had come, along with all our friends, To toast the day that never … Continue reading

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Cat Boxing

It’s quiet in the house The clocks And my tinnitus Nearly drown The sound of Cat Exploring Boxes Christmas Night is winding down

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Holiday Letter 2015

Hey, you made it! Please, come in! Take off your coats! How long’s it been? A year? No, really? Wow. That long? We must be doing something wrong If we don’t make a point of being Sociable with those worth … Continue reading

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Melody At The Gate

The holiday’s upon us, gifts Are piling up in festive drifts, And fruitcake by the hundredweight Is stacked beside the garden gate To be bestowed upon the flocks Of carolers that haunt these blocks Each Christmas Eve, inflicting joy In … Continue reading

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