DEAR PERSON WHO IS WONDERING WHAT TO DO ON THE HOLIDAYS

IF YOU AREN’T RELIGIOUS

IF YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT RELIGIOUS

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BIG FAMILY OR A SMALL FAMILY

OR A FAMILY AT ALL IF YOU DON’T KNOW A

LOT OF PEOPLE IF YOU ALWAYS THINK TO YOURSELF

WHAT SHOULD I DO THIS IS A HOLIDAY

MAYBE EVEN A BIG HOLIDAY NOT HALLOWEEN

OR TU B’SHVAT DEAR PERSON WHO WANTS

TO CELEBRATE BUT IN A MINOR WAY TO LIGHT

A CANDLE OR TWO OR THREE BECAUSE

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO LIGHT A CANDLE

AND EAT A MEAL ANY MEAL

MEXICAN FOOD OR A BIG BOWL OF SOUP OR VEGETARIAN PAELLA

FOOD IS FESTIVE JUST BECAUSE IT’S FOOD

AND INVITE A FRIEND TO EAT WITH YOU OR MEET YOU

SOMEWHERE ANYWHERE I LIKE TO MEET

IN CHINESE RESTAURANTS ON HOLIDAYS

THE WAY MY ANCESTORS DID (!!) AND GO

TO MOVIES BECAUSE EVEN A BAD MOVIE

CAN BE A GOOD MOVIE AND BECAUSE A HOLIDAY

IS A CELEBRATION NOT JUST OF WHAT MIGHT

HAVE HAPPENED BUT OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN

TODAY AND TOMORROW AND THE DAY AFTER THAT

IF WE CELEBRATE WITH A CANDLE AND A MEAL.

 

 

 

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

4 Comments

  1. Ohhhhh
    “I’m making a list
    checking it twice
    Gonna find out
    whose naughty or nice [naughty and nice]
    Santa Claus is coming to town!”
    A song forever engraved upon
    my heart. And—–
    I’ve been crying through
    all the Hallmark movies.
    My life is complete.
    Love Ya, Esther Cohen

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