A time to try squeezing a camel
through the eye of a needle.
Seeing who can give the greatest gift
Tiffany’s, you say? Well, how about a
ticket to Trump’s inaugural party?
Tee hee, that’s not my family
we do a simple Secret Santa instead
Each person buys one $10 gift
or unloads something they already had.
It’s a time for family to get together
this year even some from Australia!
There are so many of us
so diverse a crowd,
so close we love one another like crazy
and poke our nose into everybody’s business.
And get on each other’s nerves.
Then we laugh and hug
Or cry and grump.
My family has all kinds,
Jews and Catholics, Protestants,
New Age, Atheists, no Muslims yet but I keep hoping
Ancestors like Slovak, Hungarian, and Irish
French, English, Swiss, Italian
plus Japanese, Hispanic.
Black, Gay, Down Syndrome
One is homeless by choice
to pursue his creative passions.
One has nothing to do with the rest
but sneaks calls to his mother every fortnight
Two are foster daughters
Three had been abandoned
That’s my family: Loving, sometimes functional
Often dysfunctional. Just like everybody else’s.
May you have abundant joy this holiday season and throughout 2017.
Love and Blessings!