Mistletoe


Festive tradition says that it’s bad luck
to refuse a kiss under the mistletoe.

I mean what harm can it bring to
lock lips under bright green foliage
and berries as rich and white
as the soft touch of snow.

Could you resist a seasonal dare
and the accompanying giggles that
mistletoe prompts?

But don’t forget in your excitement that
mistletoe and its plump white berries also
bring extra Christmas gifts.

They love to give you blurred vision,
soaring blood pressure but best of all
they will kill you.

Mind you they do say a kiss will do
exactly the same thing.

4 thoughts on “Mistletoe

  1. Love it! Reminds me of my villanelle from Patchwork…

    Mistletoe

    He kisses her beneath the mistletoe;
    how everything now feels so vividly new,
    cool winter warmers, pearls of promise, glow.

    Energy, affection in frosty snow,
    she’s excited, amazed, dazed; it’s untrue,
    he kisses her beneath the mistletoe.

    Signifies wholesome life with ample flow,
    a desire to dream and embrace love through
    cool winter warmers, pearls of promise, glow.

    A pure sacred cure, the richness laid low;
    she’s engraved on his soul like a tattoo,
    he kisses her beneath the mistletoe.

    Green garlands and translucent berries grow;
    crowned queen of hearts in icy diamond dew,
    cool winter warmers, pearls of promise, glow.

    Adorned with joy, a double ribbon bow,
    a magical time, love’s moments are few,
    he kisses her beneath the mistletoe;
    cool winter warmers, pearls of promise, glow.

    by Kuli Kohli

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