Iguanas sway, stretch to rest
in fronds of palm tops, festive
marimba gives holiday a swing
smoky afternoon as tamales cook
in kettles over kindled fire
breeze gusts, swells, shaking leaves
breaking stillness of the day
calm rustled, heightening anticipation
of Christmas Eve, fireworks display.
c) Jan G. Otterstrom F.
December 25, 2013