After the Holiday
And after the holiday,
when the carcass has been put away
and the pie pans are empty;
when the last guest has left,
and with them, the energy of the gathering,
and there is just you, and I and the remains
of the celebration.
It is then that I am most grateful,
your hand holding mine,
the intimacy of close, quiet conversation,
the warmth of nearness.
About this poem.
I went to be with my family in Virginia this week. It was wonderful. I am back home with the woman I love. It was even wonderfuller.