Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Continuing Poem Series About the Winter of 2005 Continues

January 3, 2006
Saw several people carrying green plants on the street today

Is that new year’s resolution thing?
They come wrapped loosely in paper apparently
One man had several
each in a crinkly brown wrapper that itself was lovely
Another man had one in swathed in a shiny striped paper
presumably meant to be more attractive than the plain brown paper
but actually less so
if still nicely crisp and somehow

And there was a huge
half-dead Christmas tree on the curb
outside one of the office towers
looking sad and oddly lumpy the way they always do
but on a much larger scale
of sadness and lumpiness
yet at the same time making the whole street
smell faintly and pleasantly of pine

image source is here

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