Some of the things I have wrapped.

I Love Christmas Because

Zen of measure, cut, wrap, and tape rectangular gifts

into a satisfying

and stable


The puzzle of irregular gifts

solved with ingenuity, plenty of tape

and the occasional well placed bow

Humming carols drilled by years of choir until a few bars is enough

to set off a cascade of lyrics

To-do lists of presents to buy, wrap, and give

Visits to make, family and friends to embrace

Decorations to hang, red and green and holly bright

cool winter whites, blues, and glitter

or adorable reindeer and penguins

Hot chocolate, tea, and cider in festive mugs

Dozens of items to check off

one by one

each leading to a treasured moment

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Perfect imagery, Caitlin! Stirs up memories of my own. Well done, my poetic friend. 😀 And Merry Christmas to you! Ho, ho, ho!

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