Friday, November 26, 2010
Based on true events Black Friday 2008
Giving their thanks with no ordinary feast
Americans from coast to coast
shamelessly devour food enough to cause complaint,
which quite often puts them to sleep
so they may
store energy for the equally traditional
Black Friday shopping on the following day,
when consumers boost the country’s economy
and push the red ink over the line,
turning it magically to black.
Doorbuster Deals to entice the post-Thanksgiving shoppers
was not a concept taken seriously by Jdimypai Damour
until the entrance bulged, snapped and overflowed
with eager New Yorkers
at the darkened hour of 5 a.m.
seeking a most important supreme Christmas gift.
The blood and bones of Jdimypai Damour
remained on the floor
of the Wal-Mart store
as checkers scanned the treasures of holiday shoppers,
who went back home to eat leftover turkey sandwiches
with chilled cranberry sauce,
and watch the 6’o’clock news
of the California shootings that left
two people dead in the aisles of Toys-R-Us,
for the sake of one sought after toy
giving new meaning to
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Dia de los Muertos
To honor the dead and make offerings.
Last year I would not have believed I'd be including my mother in my altar this year. My altar is to both my parents, who I miss every day with all my heart. My wish for them is to have a fun card game, enjoy some fine whiskey, make cookies, maybe a game of golf in the sunny afternoon. Dad can be up to his usual tricks and Mom can send blessings to us all. My love to you, Mama and Daddy. May we meet again.