Poems of the Week

I Got Us a Tree, Hon. Now the Bad News…

by Steve Bremner

“Christmas tree growers and company leaders are warning of widespread Christmas tree shortages
in both real and artificial trees as the 2021 holiday season approaches.”

Market Realist

(with apologies to  Joyce Kilmer)

Who knew that I would ever see
A $90 Christmas tree,
Proud monarch of the Arctic fall
Standing a staggering two feet tall?
I was advised—“No need to shout, Hon!”—
I’d better not come back without one,
So fools like me must go and buy
At prices God can’t justify.