Friday After Thanksgiving

My dad scampers up the shed ladder
            to Christmas,
      the tree, the lights, my joy
      stashed in a drafty loft.
 
       He tiptoes down the
            ladder,
      the bulky box
      between his arms
            containing
the tree in pieces
            inside.
 
      My dad lumbers to my
house with his boots trailing
      behind with evidence that
Christmas is moving
      across my
             lawn.

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