on christmas morning

on christmas morning
i love you more
than the story
about the 3 kings &
the shepherds

more than the presents
in glittering wrapping paper
heaped under the tree

more than the steamy
turkey dinners &
all the fixin’s of festivity

i love the gentleness
of your breath
when you sleep
& the first sparkle
in your eyes
when you wake

i love the simplicity
of my ring on your finger
& our closeness
which will outlast
the diamonds
& the gold