Thoughts on a Lonely Christmas

December 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm (Uncategorized)

christmas cookies
and
cherry sours

champagne chilling
for a solo celebration
of choices made
and challenges completed.

a year of uncertainty
behind
and one of hope
ahead.

guarantees never imagined,
now considered.

the wonder of chance.
the power of heart.
the magic of hope.
the gift of ruin.

Gratitude wells.

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Maybe Magic

December 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm (Uncategorized)

You wonder if it’s magic that brought you here.
The wave of a wand,
or
twitch of the nose.

Some robed hand
outstretched,
casting spells
with words we don’t understand.

A garden gnome, disturbed,
maybe a leprechaun..
did you stumble upon a rainbow’s end?

A lamp rubbed,
a wish made in a fleeting moment,
overheard by a passing pixie
bent on a bit of mischief.

Magic, you say.
Or maybe another word.

inspired by poetry potluck at Jingle Poetry.
and maybe some other stuff.

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kicking some mahjong ass

December 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm (Uncategorized)

and thinking about
christmas decorations
sunshine
and weak stolen internet connections.
grateful for toddlers
well meaning christianlike authors
and teenage daughters who are, for now,
getting along.
sounds of
ray lamontagne singing about
the arms of a woman
and paperweight with
schuyler and joshua.
a glass or two of
turn four awaiting my attention
while I wait for the phone to ring
and wonder if it should.

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