Dogs 2009

XMAS
(12/30/09)


it's so nice
to have a wife
who has no desire
to participate
in the annual
Christmas farce

no gifts
are exchanged
between us

we minimally
placate
the older generation
and make one
minor exception
to the younger

by in large
though
it is a day
to relax
relate
and recuperate

no onerous
buildup
precedes
the event

no lingering
regrets
trail
long after

just the day
to celebrate
being here
together

a mundane
manifestation
of immaculate
conception