from last night's christmas parade.
i have pictures of children and pictures of lights
and bands and floats and christmas cheer,
but this one makes me smile.
just for kids? says he,
let me in there,
give me a santa cap,
one with a blinky light,
and let me march.
and so he did.
and merry christmas'd us.
there was candy tossed,
and down the street a block i could see the tops of red tents
against white lights which had settled in all the trees,
tents full of hot chocolate and other winter goodies;
i pocketed a candy cane
which broke when i kneeled to take a picture,
but still ~ just as good in pieces.
feliz navidad was playing in the background,
and we sang along.