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New Year Predictions #249


I foresee informal celebration:

Whole Foods take-out and bubbled libation,

with Jim, our dog, and Chris, my childhood friend,

the evening rings greetings received and sent.

At 9 it’s midnight in New York’s Times Square,

crowds look cold, happy I’m here not there.

Soon enough, our west coast cheers and kisses,

Cozmo will wag his first New Year’s wishes.

xxxx

Each year that passes with much left un-done,

leaves gifts of purpose in our newest one.

Christmas Doings #247


I filled my spirit, because it felt thin,

with a big buffet of Christmas films.

Most were corny, sentimental features

filled with new love, kids, and furry creatures.

 

Pleasant to view TV celebrations,

but we had not put up decorations.

Seemed quite an effort to install a tree,

with family away, there’s just him and me.

 

Days jingled closer to the twenty-fifth,

still was indifferent to jolly old myths.

But, Jim brought in boxes from the garage,

soon the tree stood where it would lodge.

 

If that’s what he wants, I thought with a sigh,

I’d follow and give the season a try.

Out came ornaments from many a year,

some made me smile, others conjured up tears.

 

The tree filled with an unthemed selection,

positively glowed Christmas reflections.

More than one way to celebrate the hype,

dinner for friends, and with family we’ll Skype.

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