Earthscape artwork by Andres Amador
December 24, 2020
Christmas celebrations impounded,
the wonder of the season
hygge takes hold.
While Elvis croons "Blue Christmas,"
I manicure nails with mocking
that shines for no one.
And frankincense mists from diffuser,
when the silver bell rings: Chinese food—
by wise men.
Chopsticks and Netflix pair perfectly
with whiskey runneth over—
No glowing yule log needed
to warm this mirthful home:
by this dumpster fire
of a year.