Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve in Florida

By Capt. Fogg

We can forget the Norse
Gods here -- their trees and fires.
The Winter nights aren't all that cold
or long
and we don't need their help.

The inns don't have room
in tourist season
if you don't have reservations,
and there aren't many of them.

But if you have to sleep outdoors
in the balmy night
behind the dumpster at the Winn-Dixie
or even on the beach
it's not so bad.

Not hard to find an old cooler
to put the baby in.
Hey, I know an abandoned car
if it rains.

No shepherds in Florida.
Thank God.
But watch for the cops
and no worries,

any wise men from the east
won't get past the Coasties.

Will the armadillos come to marvel?
The hoot owls hoot Hosanna in the night?


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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Merry Christmas Fogg to you and yours.

2:12:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Thanks, and to you as well

2:33:00 PM  

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