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Christmas Tomorrow

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Christmas is

As Christmas does,

Which makes little sense

To say

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I must watching and listening to

Doctor Who messing about

With time and space

And tense

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Then, again, why not

Do Christmas, the

Way some of us

Do lunch?

Or, better yet,

Lunch can be a verb

Without

An object’s help, as in

I lunched

With so-and-so today

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Christmas as a verb,

An action that helps people

In a newborn way

Maybe toward reconciliation,

Maybe simply

Opening a gift of

Time, of small materials,

Of love

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To Christmas every day–

Merry Christmas Boxing Day

And Merry Christmas New Year’s Day

And Groundhog’s Day

And equinox

The other solstice

Then the first one

Again

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And, more importantly,

Merry Christmas in

Our ordinary time

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C L Couch

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