Post-Holiday Clean-up

Post-Holiday Clean-up

Reclaimed:
the house,
the windows,
the floors.

Swept:
the stairs,
the walls,
the carpets.

Gone:
all traces
of pine needles,
greeting cards and tinsel.

Missing:
the warm glow,
the festive air,
the scent of cinnamon.

Over:
officially and finally
come and gone;
the holidays are ended.

Returned:
to work, to school,
to our routines:
to the normal daily grind.

Busy:
catching up
on lost time,
missed meetings.

Changed:
Awakened, Aware,
Concerned, Kind, Grateful.
Maybe.

Or
was our loving spirit
packed away
with the Christmas decorations?


Deborah Beach Giordano
© January 4, 2010

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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