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GLISTENING CAMERA VEILS

GLISTENING CAMERA VEILS

One or two cameras each year,

Will see through a veil made clear…

By silvery glints

Of spider web tints,

Pointed toward the sun it’s made clear.

–Jonathan Caswell

COUNTING DOWN

COUNTING DOWN

Counting down to the moment

Of ultimate ecstasy foment…

We stay awake

For children’s’ sake,

Bearing with credit card torment.

Meaning slips year by year,

The older ways are more clear…

Yearly reminders

No commercial blinders,

Repetitious–but our conscience clears.

Come now to Bethlehem,

Marvel at the Babe again…

For joy running deep

While the Child’s sleep

Calms us to thank God for Him.

–Jonathan Caswell

CERTIFICATION REALIZATIONS

CERTIFICATION REALIZATIONS

(Or reminders, guys!)

 

Sitting with my wife in an office small,

Realizing forms we haven’t filled at all…

Needing more documentation

About our situation,

Being recertified has never been a ball.

Surrounded by my wife and two babes,

One is younger–neither need lamp shades—

There are things I could see

‘Twould be the end of me,

So I keep my eyes on the wife, not visual trades.

This serious stuff makes me nervous,

Of which the lady manager seems impervious…

Except in reminders frequent

Of things not in sequence,

Or missing, though she’s aware we’re not being devious.

Embarrassing this, most every year,

Not having everything ready as is clear…

We should have all this down,

It’s no time to fool around—

But when it is over we can heave a sigh and cheer.

 

–Jonathan Caswell