Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 2016

First week of Advent
the new kitten asleep
in an heirloom manger

Wrapping gifts
the preschooler’s questions
about homeless people

after a year in the attic,
these gold and silver baubles

the sunstruck red
of unpicked apples

A plastic crèche
to hold some straw
and the Son of God

Christmas Eve
a fragrance of balsam
as the Story is read

Blowing snowflakes
I search for the Christmas star
and find it everywhere

shapes of children who tried so hard
to be good