a glass of christmas

a glass of christmas
for Wanda

there’s been
good ones
these years
for sure
but years apart
it seems you can’t
pull it off at will
the ‘choice’ christmas
like a good wine
a good bitter
cannot be rolled
out to order
those
in older
younger times
who put
the tinsel on it
of voice
of laughter
wrapped it in
warmth and
brightness for you
are gone under
that tree into
that snow that
comes of time
like dust in
the wine
yet
we do with
what we have
wrap it now
for others in
stiffened brightness
the warmth we
summon from
a glass of
christmas
wrap it for
the young,
the wife, the
uncle, the oldies
we turn into,
drink it down
bitterly sweet
such a glass of
christmas

26 december 2013
nelson st, howick

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