Advent Calendar Poem #23: Pressure Cooking

There’s a tumbling of sprouts
mini green baubles spilling
over the kitchen floor
from the punctured paper bag
a reindeer’s snack
has caused the tear
as if anticipating
the sound of sleigh bells
but the only sound at the moment
is sobbing and swearing
the self-imposed pressure building
before you can relax
you have a hundred jobs to do
but Christmas isn’t all on your shoulders
grab a drink and take a seat
a deep breath to slow down
like snow falling
everything will be okay.

Hey everyone Merry Christmas Eve Eve. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read the penultimate advent calendar poem for 2022.

Here’s a quote from one of my favourite Xmas movies, The Polar Express “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Take It Easy

Paul

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