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DECISIONS-- DECISIONS

SHOULD WE HAVE A CORNER TREE,
OR ONE THAT'S ON THE WALL,
ONE THAT'S SHORT AND FAT
OR ONE THAT'S THIN AND TALL?

MAYBE-- IN A WINDOW
FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE,
OR ONE WITH JUST A FEW LIGHTS
EXPRESSING SIMPLICITY

OR MAYBE SEVERAL HUNDRED LIGHTS
IN COLORS OR ALL WHITE
IT TAKES A LOT OF PLANNING
TO GET IT ALL JUST RIGHT

THEN THERE IS THE TREE TOP,
AN ANGEL OR A STAR
AND LOTS OF TINSEL STRUNG AROUND,
OR ARE WE GOING A BIT TOO FAR?

WHAT ABOUT THE WATER
THAT NOURISHES THE TREE
WILL THE PETS STAY OUT OF IT,
OR SHOULD WE WAIT AND SEE?

AND DO WE PUT A SKIRT AROUND
ONCE THE TREE'S IN PLACE,
OR STAND IT IN A BUCKET
AND COVER IT WITH LACE?

THE ORNAMENTS MAY HAVE A THEME
OR JUST A RANDOM MIX
OR LOTS OF RIBBONS HANGING THERE
AND A FEW POINSETTIA STIX

IT REALLY IS A PROJECT
NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO
ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR FIRST TREE
IT'S ALL SO NEW TO YOU.

WHY NOT GET A PULL-UP TREE
WITH LIGHTS AND TRIMS ON IT,
JUST HOOK IT ON THE CEILING
YOUR PETS CANT GET UP ON IT.

SO-- NOW THE TREE PROBLEM;S OVER
WHERE DO WE HANG THE SOX?
MAYBE ON THE MANTEL OR DOORKNOB IN THE HALL
OR BETTER YET,LET'S JUST FORGET
AND NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL.  

Copyright Shirley Sasek
2009


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