Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are up
I am in the mood,
Have they always
Twinkled like that
Or do they 
Because it parallels
My own delight.

They are the same

While my eagerness
To stop,
Observe and smile
Has me burning 
On the inside.
Under pressure I am
A snowball 
Of anger
Out of control

I am the same

But the difference
This year
I forgive myself
Like others
In the long stretch
In my lasting search
Of what matters

And I have you
As seed 
To my everyday glee.

It is Christmas time
The lights are up
This time, I am looking up.