Friday, December 16, 2011

Strange fruit

Strange berries
bedeck transplanted tree;
strange companions -
Santa Claus and stable
star and shiny globe.
And, beneath,
where roots should be,
presents hide in plain sight
tempting as Eden's fruit
on forbidden tree.
But here's the difference,
here's the rub
on Christmas day
curfew wrapping is lifted
surprises gifted
and eyes shine like stars.
And in manger and cathedral
lonely home and city street
celebration comes as guest.

1 comment:

The Unknowngnome said...

Merry Christmas Keith.