A Nod to James Thurber

Christmas is upon us
once again. It is not
astonishing; we were
warned. Sing “Ho”.

It hovers over us
bug-eyed, gobbling
candies and villagers,
indiscriminately. Sing “Ho”.

Bring out the fruit
cakes of appeasement
the tinsel of contrition
and the booze. Sing “Ho”.

[Thanks to Ernie Spiller for the idea.] 

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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