Xmas Eve

Midnight, and the inventory of several big box stores

is stuffed into a host of oversize hose

Laid silently, personally on the couch.

Awaiting discovery by wondering eyes

Experiencing a moment,

marking personal worth, affirmation.

Quiet slips over us to lie a fog


til morning leaks into the sky

How silently, how silently

The wondrous gift is given . . .

 © Philip Knight 2018