Thursday, December 30, 2021



Good-bye 2021

You Wile E. Coyote you.

My inner Road Runner flees

Those spiked Covid balls you threw.

 I thought I’d never see:

A 2020 redux?

I tried to remain calm

But, I got Acid Reflux.

 We made the most of the year

We masked, vaxxed, and boosted too.

We also had some good times

So, ’22 let’s renew.

 We’ll ring in the New Year

And shout through our masks.

For all our friends to have,

“A New Year back to normal tasks.”






Tuesday, December 28, 2021



 T’was the day after Christmas

A gift of two Turtle Doves.

A holiday earworm

I prefer leather gloves.

 Tis’ Boxing Day in England

They have two holidays.

But, in America

We search for double AA’s.

 T’was the day after Christmas

My bar bereft of Cordials.

My mailbox bereft of cards

My accounts bereft of numerals.

 Red, green, and white garments

In rainbow laundry room.

A day of rest and unrest

Clearing wrapping paper strewn.

 For a Kwanza beginning

We light a black candle.

A day of Umoji

To brighten our mantel.

 T’was the day after Christmas

The Feast of Saint Stephen.

A Martyrs death he

Stoned by the heathen.

 We wait on a Holy Bris

On Octave Day of His birth.

A gift of eight Beatitudes

To quench a faithful thirst.

 T’was the day after Christmas

A time to remember.

A time for reflexion

This end of December.

 Another year in the life

Memories of Best and Least.

A personal Renaissance

We’ll celebrate a New Year’s feast.













Friday, December 24, 2021

Xmas Eve (12/24/21






Have a happy Christmas Eve

With gifts all wrapp’d under the tree.

 A traditional fish feast

A Christmas Carol on T.V.

 The Tannenbaum all aglow

With cherished dated ornaments.

 Memories of Christmas past

To reflect on these moments.

 O.K., Santa we’re ready

All and all we’ve been nice.

 The Midnight Mass for homage

To the baby Jesus Christ.

 So drink-in the Season

With deep breaths of glee.

 Boun Natale Nanna and Nonno.

Have a Merry from David and me.