"pools of eggnog"
you think Christmas is fun as a human?
imagine being a flea. imagine being a flea
in a Christmas tree. gifts the size of
whole back yards to play on. green
pathways, illuminated by sky-scraper-sized,
blinking light bulbs. giant globes on which to
skate upon. and, of course, the thunder
rumbling of Christmas songs. the singing.
the pools of eggnog, beckoning you
to jump inside without your suit on. the laughter.
Christmas plates and Christmas cups.
and donít forget the theater-sized television
specials. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
Frosty the Snowman! A Christmas Story!
Iím telling you. the ones who really celebrate
during Christmas are the tiny ones. their world
is our world magnified. the hopeful smiles
of tinsel-decorated, gingerbread December
big enough to look like reindeer
prancing through the snow.