The bandages rest around the jolly public figure's mannequin hand like a ribbon.
We are bound by clearance items but burned by the food that is hung on trees.
Blessed by the Holiday Spirit and bundled warmly in a surplus of puns aplenty.
We laugh at the misunderstood context of cheesecake,
and the registers who believe us to be engaged,
as she pulls me aside to engage me in a cough-cough-hint-hint-point-point.
I am too in love to notice.
--Dr. Pen Name