Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last year's model

Our two year old had hysterics when we took the live tree to the curb after Christmas so we decided "something else" needed to happen the next year. So we ended up with "last year's model."

The artificial tree
We bought
Twenty years ago now
The one
That was
Last year's model
When we purchased it
(It didn't even have
A box
That would stay together)
(That tree)
Will probably not
Be assembled
This year.
Instead we will place
And hounds tooth
Throughout the house
Put a star
On an antler
Of the biggest one:
Our son's star
From kindergarten
Twenty-six years ago.
This is the way
Traditions change.

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