10 October 2017

NoPAD Chapbook 30: Inevitable

Almost every house is lit up
With gaudy inflatable Santas,
With carefully timed flashing displays,
With illuminated nativity scenes,
With light-strands wrapped around shrubs.

Her house is adorned only
With a Spartan sign: "Estate Sale."
And though it was inevitable,
I wish she could have held on
For just one more Christmas.