I love all the lights in the trees

this time of year,

twinkling whites and reds and greens

from one neighborhood to the next.

Tonight I even saw a house display

choreographed to holiday music!

But even that didn’t impress me

as much as these trees,

illuminated only by a dazzling sunset.

To the naked eye,

the tips of the branches

looked like they were made

of rose-colored glass.


Each December,

we try our best

to light up the night sky

with row after row of colored bulbs,

but the displays produced

by the guy upstairs

get my vote every time.