Thanksgiving

I am too much aware of death

and of its fanged bastard cousin

suffering

whose knowledge of me is, after all, intimate

and who has ever taken pains

to counsel me.

But today is Thanksgiving

And so away you

ghosts and goblins

endlessly chewing at my walls

Away, please.

For my wife

sleeps on the couch before me

having eaten her fill

of what on this day God

saw fit

to bequeath us.

Outside our door

the weakened light retreats and

the nerveless cold comes marching

sure to catch us

sure to chill us

and she will soon stir

and seek my warmth

and

delight

will be ours

still

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  • What Judy said.. but in a lower voice.

  • What Judy said.. but in a lower voice.

  • Wow. That's extremely nice of you guys. Thanks so much. It feels WEIRD, posting a poem—so it's nice that … I'm not getting hate mail over it, or whatever. Whew! THANKS!

  • Lynn

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing it John.

  • Lynn

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing it John.

  • Judy

    This is wonderful. It is transparent, intimate, joyful, and loving. Thank you for sharing.

  • Judy

    This is wonderful. It is transparent, intimate, joyful, and loving. Thank you for sharing.

  • While funny is real, this seems more… scary. Really, really lovely. Thanks.

  • Latoya

    With every post that you mention your wife, I see just how much in love you are 🙂 Beautiful

  • Latoya

    With every post that you mention your wife, I see just how much in love you are 🙂 Beautiful