Wings on Glass
by Harmony Hodges
No more bad Christmases team!
I’m the leader, I have the hook
Here’s what we’ll do:
When this melee is over -
After all the screaming and fist flying -
And everyone walks outside for a smoke,
I’ll jump back on the tree,
And slather my sides with pine sap
Then – listen to the plan:
Piece 1: When Grandma brings out the choke cherry pie
That’s your cue to jump up, get in place, and press your side into mine
Piece 2: During Aunt Lou Lou’s crying spell into her hankie
You jump up and press in!
Everyone following so far?
Piece 3: When the police arrive
Jump up, get all pitchy
And press in! That’s right, press hard
Piece 4: When everything is calm
And the police finally leave
You can jump up and press into the bottom
The rest of you smaller pieces will have to stay behind
Because there won’t be any time to fit you in
Instead, you’ll each gather some shards of glass
And place them beside you
When round two of, “He said-she said-we did-you did”, starts again
You can either wait by the door to fly out with a door slam
Or wait until tonight
Then fly up and fit yourselves in like puzzle pieces
Talk amongst yourselves
Make your own consensus
Pieces 1, 2, 3, and 4
Are you ready?
The bloody noses are being tended to
That means it’s time
Pieces Inspired by this Image
'Near quarter of six on December second'