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2012-12-17T00:18:18-05:00December 17th, 2012|Musings on life|

Christmas on steroids

There’s a street in our town
where Christmas
is on steroids

the lights make Las Vegas look glum
blinking and glittering
as though the season isn’t for kids
as much as teenage girls

it’s gaudy and glorious
and I dare you to drive down it
without smiling

don’t you see

it’s all so thick with joy
it blots out the ache

blow-up reindeer lurch in the wind
and Frosty always has that blank stare
they are like old friends
without the effort
familiar emblems of an innocent time
when you believed the days were short
just so Santa could steer
by the light of the moon.

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