A cheerful little Christmas theme (….?) to get you in the mood.
(if there was an emoticon with fangs this would be the perfect spot____)
The Forest For the Trees ~
It was always easy pickings at this time of year
which made his bleared eyes brighten to a lighter shade of mud.
Plenty of cash around for shopping,
for getting the “flash”,
the tallest tree and most electric lights.
As he wandered in that forest of cut pines
propped and priced to hook the buyer he reminded himself…
You smile at them, offer to carry the tree,
the heavy parcels
(they like that)
keeps them from getting needles and pine sap on their designer jackets.
smaller items dipped from bags,
all ready to be turned into… enough.
The price of a bottle.
Or two bottles maybe? ‘Tis the season and all that..
He laughed without much humor and stumble-shuffled towards the gates
but they were nowhere in sight
no opening, no fence.
Only trees far as the eye could see…
Can’t see the forest for the trees he chuckled nervously,
his feet slowing because they already knew what his brain wouldn’t accept.
He was somehow lost in the forest
an impossible forest
Thicker and darker the trees leaned in greedily
as the wind spun the dusting of snow in small devils around his feet
and dimly he heard someone
Heart failing him, he closed his eyes and waited.
This time of year
it’s always –
they’re always –