Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Christmas Cards

by Sarah Henry

It’s been a great
year for winners.
Photos of kids appear.
They wear holiday
clothes. Families took
ski vacations. Degrees
were earned, babies born.
Practices flourished.
Milestones were reached.
I can offer spare cards
left over from last year
with a picture of my cat
and best wishes
for continued success
in the dawning year.
I haven’t conquered
every corner of the globe
or field known to man.
I’m gazing out a pinhole
in a cardboard box,
wanting to be there
instead of here. A trip
to mountaintops would
be fine except for snow
and other obstacles.
I may ascend in
an unexpected way
and send boastful
greeting cards
to everyone’s surprise
at Christmas next year.

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Sarah Henry is retired from a newspaper. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in many countries. She lives and writes in a small Pennsylvania town without distractions. 

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