Only under this tree would Horowitz and Hill
be a much sought-after gift, as well as
Quantum Mechanics and Mathematical Methods -
pulled from my bookcase after a few glasses of wine
on Christmas Eve, enjoyed in the morning,
promises of late night reading.
Me, I read Le Gastronomie Christmas Eve
and bake the most delicious quiche,
today I write poetry with an engraved nib.
The taste of Christmas waffles lingers on
our tongues, their warmth in our hearts.