17/Dec/18 Advent Calendar Poemlings

what has tinsel
got to do
with Christmas?
it’s everywhere
like a parasite
or secret
all and sundry share
but me,
I’ve not a clue
why tinsel’s here
and tinsel’s there
in buttonholes
and in their hair
draped on trees,
windows, walls,
even seen
on traffic cones,
and I will bet
without a doubt
that should you ask
no single soul
will neither
either have a clue.

© 2018 robert greig