hypnotizing the eyes within the display..
Packages both large and small wrapped
in a plethora of lovely designs and are
adorned with colored ribbons and bows.
Children run around the tree reading
names off labels, "it's mine, and the best"
Julie shouts as all are checked but Tommy
exclaims, "Santa will bring the rest!"
We smile toasting the love of Christmas.
The candles in each window are lit with
red bulbs, like neighbor, Mrs Harts lipstick.
She follows me about trying to catch
me under the mistletoe, but I move swiftly,
like Santa's reindeer, and for another year
she's thwarted from her alluring tricky plot.
As we get ready to be seated at the table
I help my Mom and sisters with their chairs.
Mrs. Hart then waves, and me being macho