To you it’s just a spot to abandon your car
While you visit him and her.
After all, you’re home for the holidays
Full of good cheer.
You didn’t mean to be thoughtless, did you?
If you’d pulled up just a bit more
There would have been room for my car too,
Outside my own house
So I would not get soaked while lugging the shopping
For my family festivities.
Not that there will be many of course
What with the seriously ill parent in hospital
Who will still need visited, no matter what date it is
All the while waiting for the dreaded call
“You need to come now, things are worse…”
But you have it, it’s only a spot
When all is said – and done.