What if the holiday lights all go out?

Is that what a festival’s really about?

We may not have presents wrapped glittering bright

But we’re gifted with stars in a vast, velvet night.

No feasting this year raising cups of good cheer,

But we can still take a deep breath of cool, cleansing air.

Though forces conspire to keep us apart

Let’s relish the time when we’ll make a fresh start.

This season of peace isn’t dismal or stark

If we can just hold steadfast with a satisfied heart.

Published in Poems