HOOK, LINE & STINKER OF A POEM

After our friend Don “SWI” Frankel requested a Christmas poem, I begged off in favor of a Christmas short story (COMES CHRISTMAS, posted Dec. 23), and he kindly left me “off the hook” until the New Year, which now seems to be upon us.

Be careful what you fish for….
That is, assuming that you fish.

Be careful what you cheer for….
That is, assuming that you cheer….

Be careful what you wish for….
That is, assuming that you wish —

Which I do, so my wish for you
Is unaba(i)ted cheer throughout the new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DON AND ALL!