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Home-Made Christmas

Morning hasn't even settled
Midnight sediment scattered through 
The grey beasts that
Sail the sky
But Mother rocks the landing floorboards
And I follow

Downstairs
Families of dollymix, gingham, polkadot
Huddle in cool swirls
Cotton roses climbing the kitchen table

I sit and silently snip shapes
Press my early-hour imagination
Shallow into fabric
Triangular like chemistry
But tired at the edges

My mother lifts a needle
And creates
As mothers do
And I watch her
Lovingly piece Christmas together

Beaded purses, lace angels and silk tress
They are her children now
I can see it in her smile
Full like cinnamon 
And red like blood

We pack our morning into hidden bags and boxes
And slip back to bed
Sleeping for an hour or two
Proud owls tucked in nests.

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