We were walking through Winterhaven in Tucson,
got a free hot chocolate from a young man shaking in this 50 degree weather after asking if he took credit while the chocolate steamed from a pitcher parked in front of his red truck,
"nah, but I’ll give you one for free".
What a good start to a night spent side by side with Tyler on the leash,
Christmas lights flashing in a spot mid-town, blocked from traffic, children smiling and wanting to pet our main man,
we saw “snow”, the twelve days of christmas.
Some people sung Christmas songs to the crowd, others read Shakespeare riding accents, tones of an earlier time and dressed the the T of the play’s ambiance.
What a night well spent before us, may the lights keep shining for us on a night snowmen froze outside just to watch us walk by.