It Can Be Christmas Now

(for those who might be on to something not to want to wait)


It’s Christmas now

Might as well be

The markets are done

Some are marching on

Like soft-tin soldiers in a toyland

Hoping to go home

For a holiday



The discounts are deepening

But the first great breaths have breathed

And it’s a few to go

Up to the finish line

(God bless them)


It’s Christmas now

It might as well be

The season has a different name

Until the day christens itself a new time

For twelve days

A catechetical song

Says so


It might as well be Christmas

We could breathe into it

How many movies, songs,

And consecrations do we need?


We can have it Christmas

Regardless (and because) of our creed

Right now


C L Couch



Photo by Anton Scherbakov on Unsplash

GUM, Moskva, Russia

I was walking in the center of Moscow through the crowded fair and realized that some decorations look like small beautiful stars in the sky. Don’t you think so? 🙂