Tuesday, November 18, 2008

kick off


as i said my
i love you's
and 
goodnights
and kissed their
delicious cheeks
i was already scheming.

i closed their door
(knowing full well
i would be back soon to replace
bodies back in beds)
and headed straight to the kitchen.

i sipped that cup of tea
that was already
borderline warm
(though yet untouched)
cut myself a slice of that
that i geniusly added fresh cranberries to
this year,
and then pulled out that 
ornament.
the first and maybe last
i will be buying this year.


and then i hung it
with great care
from the chandelier.
the tree will have to wait a few weeks,
but we did get a few flakes today.
and in honor of the 
impending joyous season,
i kicked it off
all by my solitary self tonight
with a distant chorus
of unknown songs
coming from their bedroom
just around the corner.

to another holiday season!

2 comments:

Creole Wisdom said...

Cheers! Sometimes lukewarm tea is the way to go : )

OnGod'sErrand said...

I love how you know how to make the little things and "event". You wring the beauty out of the mundane in life. That's a wonderful gift! Here's to drinking water all day from a goblet :0)