Granting passage for unseasonal sadness
In the midst of Christmas cheer
No one sees the tears.
Granting Goodwill to all who pass
Emptiness like shattered glass
Riddled with mixed emotions.
Brightness, gaiety, holiday goods,
Retailers hawking promotions.
Evergreens and decorations
Abundant garland and bows unfurled,
Delusional visions of a perfect world.
Happiness, hurriedness, harried and worn,
Out in the elements and back in the home
Under the mistletoe all alone. Hearts are
So fragile: Handle With Care.
Eventually, it will all crumble.