Christmas Day – 6 pm
The light of the sun has been gone for a while
As the people sit around groggily as they smile.
The food appears to have had the same effect on them
Although it appeared a bit slower to descend.
You awoke to the sound of them chatting about things
With the music playing songs with interesting rings.
The kids were content to sit and play with some cool toys
They were all together playing the same game, the girls and the boys.
It wasn’t something that you understood, not at all
But you were more than happy beside your girl to fall
Plopping your head in her unsuspecting lap
And she fell for it all, like a giving your head a nice pat.
As the kids sat on the floor working through a strange game
The adults started to scatter suggesting the rest of the day would not be the same.
From the pups came sounds that sounded more like a whine
Suggesting they had started to pine
But what it was you were not sure
So you didn’t not raise your tired self from the floor.
Then you girl gently pushed you out of her lap to the ground
And stood up to help all of the other kids sitting around.
One by one they got to their feet
(You wished they’d sit back down, she made such a comfortable seat)
And they started going toward the closet and you realized what came next
All of this motion was just less than subtle subtext.
The dogs were now leashed and you went up to them each to say bye
And it was easy to see the sad farewell in each canine eye.
Of course you would see all of them again, but not again today
With sniffs and some movement you waited for what the people would say.
Hugs were given and they waved to each other as the guests headed out
Saying Merry Christmas and goodbye with a joyous shout.