Thursday, December 06, 2007

III: 062 not-quite into the holidays yet


furious - NoSantaGS
that godless salesgirl said
“Happy Holidays!”

[for Steve Bainbridge]

married a decade
she hides
the mistletoe

married a decade
he buys new mistletoe
for the office

setting up the creche –
the Baby’s name
uttered over and over

empty punchbowl:
husband and wife
avoid the mistletoe

wrapping and
packing–
she pastes on a smile

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

twelve days ’til Christmas –
the tree and the cat
both shedding


....................................... and even (gasp) a tell-em:

single at Christmas
not enough to-do
to do

2 Comments:

At December 06, 2007 10:27 PM, Blogger Ričardas said...

We do not have traditions of using mistletoe for Christmas decorations but regardless of that I felt Christmas approaching after reading your haiku :)

 
At December 07, 2007 3:21 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

Hi, Ricardas. There's never any mistletoe when you want it. I'm glad my Grinchy attitude didn't prevent you from having feeling the coming Yule.

 

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