One More Day

Walking, briefly, earlier tonight,
through the upscale restaurant
where people like me don't belong,
I saw the angry snarls and
the holiday growls --
those who just want it to be
all over.
And I think, well, why not,
it's a bargain worth considering:
take all those who are ready to go,
and leave the others to go on living.
But then I chuckle as I realize,
that those who want to check out,
are the ones who should be made to stay,
and the ones who want to go on,
well, they should be spared even
one more day.

December 25, 2008.

Copyright © 2008, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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