Merry Christmas at 70ish

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Settling down

after our long Christmas trek

still wrapped in winter chill

with snowflakes gently clinging

along the coldest edges

of our wraps

we sit in a warming huddle

hugging hot mugs of cocoa

and watch as the frost slowly climbs

and decorates each window

while thoughts of far away

warm exotic places

takes their place in our heads

pushing aside the cold reality

of our view. . .

Ah! Sweet Dreams tonight

as our imaginations take flight...

Then so soon we do awake

safe from those sweet escapes

to greet each other and say:

Good morning, Merry Christmas, I love You; and kiss and reminisce on Christmas day!