This is not a Holiday post card
Printed on a glossy 3.5×5 inch paper
But an ice rink resplendent
with pair ice skaters drawing circles around one another
spinning in and out of each other’s embrace
with Swiss watch precision on the cutting
edge of Lickety-split ice skates.
Or perhaps it is an indulgent recipe
For those too unversed to brew.
Look at the cursive words that spell “magic”
That may well have read
“Steep two part faith into
A piping hot mixture of joy and innocence.
Cool for 5. Enjoy while still magical”
Or perhaps it is a promise sublime
A chance for new beginnings,
Or something more reassuring
Like the friendly jingle of an ice-cream truck
Pulling into the neighborhood with a vibrant swarm of
Brightly clad children running behind.
A Holiday postcard is a lot things but rarely ever
a green and red greeting
printed on a 0.75mm thick paper
Slipped inside a pearly white womb of an envelope.
With words that spell “Wishing you a Magical Christmas”
That jingle and jangle all the way to your front door.