Wednesday, December 30, 2009

resting up for the New Year

long before the ball drops
the last nap
of the year

- photo by Mama G. (1951) -

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

between holidays


deflated santa
on the neighbor's roof -
her first smile since Christmas

just past noon
mom's shoveling wakens
the cranky collegian

between holidays -
tripping over
an almost-empty suitcase

Sunday, December 20, 2009

feeling grinchy

wrapping, wrapping –
she pastes on a smile

“easy to assemble”
I put it back and
grab a teddybear

constructing the creche --
the Baby's Name uttered
over and over

first doubts
santa sounds like
uncle Al

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

happy 60th birthday to my twin