Leftover Sprouts

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Leftover Sprouts

The first discarded tree on the pavement,
The first house not to turn on its lights,
The first fallen card not to be re-hung
And we still haven’t reached Twelfth Night.
Yet the Tudors partied the dozen-long,
But we’re back to work by the Second of Jan –
Once New Year’s hit, we’re done with it,
We’ve season’s-cheered as much as we can.
Why did the Magi have to go long way ?
A little less gold, and woulda made it in a week !
I don’t think our waistlines will make it to Epiphany,
This really is no season for the meek…

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