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the Sky was hanging so Low that it was all blended in with the Smoke that Was coming out of the Chimney. one moment it Was raining lazily, and the Next moment the snow flakes were the Proportion of either an adult fist that was baby Sized, or a Crabapple that was Regular apple Sized.
she gestured Towards the coat rack where All of the coats were Hung up by their Arm holes instead of by the Little loop on the Collar. put on Your coat, or you’ll catch a Cold. your Colds are always worse than everyone else’s Colds, and i Don’t wanna hear your Complaining. that’s what She said. alright, alright, Quit your yapping. what are you A detective or something? take it Easy, Nancy Drew. and how About you mind your own business while you’re at It? that’s What he said.
the bad Weather didn’t stop the fat girls with cookie monster Pajamas and jack skellington hoodies or the Skinny guys with Face tattoos and flat brim hats from Walking around in circles waiting for the right Car to pull up. there’s Always such a wild energy here. that’s what she Said. it’s like Venice beach in the 70s. a few of the Guys were real veterans of the whole thing and didn’t Want to do any chit Chatting. a few of the Other guys were just Still Around from after that one Summer that kind of Got out of control for Everyone and turned into five years. she’d never laughed Like she laughed that summer, but now She barely ever laughed at All, except for a laugh of Relief when the right Car pulled up. the right Car was never on time and it was the Worst looking car you had ever seen. he made Her laugh, though, the guy who Drove that car. he was like a Punch line you could spot a Mile away. you could Forgive him for being late, it was No problem. a post humorous Pardon.
the right car Pulled up and everyone lined up like it was a Soup kitchen. there were reindeer ears taped above the windshield and a Red nose hung by the Honda logo. the guy who Drove that Car did a shooing motion With his hands. everyone stop Lining up like that. you’re Going to get us All pinched. and i’m sorry I’m late. i was getting some Toys for the Tots. it’s important To give back at this time of Year. that’s what the Season is all about. God made himself into a Baby and he couldn’t even Hold up his own Head but then he Grew up and then he Died and then he saved the whole World. it’s Important to remember this. one at a Time. slow down Or you’re going to get us All pinched.
tinfoil, a Flame. tinsel and taper Candles. in through the Mouth, and out through the Nose. a baby was Born in a manger. a Divine comedy. there’s enough room for Everyone’s laughter Upstairs. the Angels will giggle in Unison like the kids in the Choir. all we have to Do is make it There.
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