Friday, December 23, 2011


the alumuminized shreddings
of the season
draped lametta
the narrow garnishment
in silver-metallic splendor
a translation lost to us
with the happiness and the joy

cheap and tarnished
you brought me such joy
all those years ago
when i remembered to open my eyes
to your brilliance
and allow your mechanized sway
to capture me

this extruded decoration
held in time and place
my own starry Nativity
holds me now with childhood smiles
in the never ending hope
which binds me
metallurgically to you