As Christmas beckons with season of cheer
I recall how we met, a hallway outside
Right after a break from opera’s premiere;
Offering your neck- scarf, we gently smiled.
Flurries drifted while in haste I agreed,
Invite for tea as we watched the moon sink
'Till season’s next, nuptial joy pealed
A dawning ‘neath mistletoe... chain-linked.
Tonight, the lights consume your willow eyes
Bestowing grace from Magi stars above
Flashback of theme songs yearns for unity;
Enduring silver- year of timeless love.
Yuletide cloaks face of time; you call my name
From springtime’s budding to December’s snow,
Alone, I toast reveries etched on life’s acclaim
Kisses missed from my long gone mistletoe.
Rhonda J. Saunder's A Kiss Under The Mistletoe