Saturday, 3 December 2011

Day Three: 'And What Of Me?' by Yanny Mac

'And What Of Me?'

Hair of tinsel
a nose like Santa
and greying beard to match
arthritic limbs, spindle and spruce
red, green and gaudily silver
obsolescent. Of little use

I am Christmas decoration

Tired, broken and slightly out of fashion
temporarily exciting
and secular to boot

Annual. Perennial. Commercially obtainable
a necessary evil
like baubles

A spent fuse, a flickering fairy light, out of my box, for a short festive season
antiquated, perfumed with booze
and synonymous with tedium

I am Christmas decoration.

Yanny Mac

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