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2011-12-16T22:48:31-05:00December 16th, 2011|Musings on life|

In defense of Christmas shopping

I could pretend to grumble
the line-ups
the corporate cash grab
the dearth of parking spots

but the shameless truth is
I love Christmas shopping

I am
a Christmas shopping
athlete

a one-woman relay

resourceful
unflagging
decisive

I study my subjects
like a painter
creating a portrait
by memory

what colour is their living room
their eyes

I am fueled by the adventure of sleuthing
the perfect thing
on a deadline

a stubborn pursuit of the obscure
the delicious accidental find

the sweaty festive slush of it

I am a junkie for the glory
the moment they unwrap it
the look on their faces

I am known.

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