a piece of ribbon hangs from a branch of the emma tree,
the ribbon that once held a star.
ribbon, cellphone, runaway star.
pink photo filter.
if only shopping were this easy.
i remind myself of the time we'd worked triple hard,
no extra time to be found,
no gifts bought till the afternoon of christmas eve,
and all was calm.
we went to one store and found everything we needed
and no crowds.
i remind myself to enjoy these days.
to slow down,
that after midweek i will have more free time.
there is a christmas party thursday night ~
the invitation says cocktails & hors d'oeuvres & rsvp
and it makes me giggle,
makes me feel i am not that much of adult,
makes me feel i need a new pair of shoes.
pink, with bows.
the kind of shoes christmas would wear.
she will be there, you know,
with a jingle in her step.