Sat down with pen and paper
To see what I could say
‘Bout 2021 and all that
Did, or did not, come our way.
After a year of quarantine,
Where nearly everyone stayed in,
I burst into the friendly skies
Visiting kith and kin
A stop in Nashville
To look at a sweet Corvair
With all the insides completely shot.
Had to leave the yellow beauty there.
Drove to Wisconsin to rustle up nostalgia
Got a speeding ticket in the process.
Decided to teach ‘em a lesson and
Took State Patrol off the Christmas card list.
So it was on another plane.
It’s truly not the Midwest,
I bet you think the same.
Then California again,
Searching for a home.
Lots of help from Kate and Craig
Meant the search was never alone.
Some things fell through,
Others went fine,
Like how Brad got a new job
In the Florida sunshine.
Along with surgery for my right eye.
Guess I’ll be squinting through Christmas carols
And singing Auld Laing Syne.
You get another of these dreadful poems
Because you’re family and friends
But you also get my warmest wishes
In the holiday card I send.