"Amish Christmas Tree”
Why can’t we have a Christmas tree?
That is not for Our People, Mom explains.
I beg until she cuts a tree from cardboard,
Spray painting it gold.
We cut up Hallmark cards,
Decorating its boughs. Together.
Pour mug of freshly brewed coffee into bowl.
Add creamer / sugar to taste.
Side of cheddar optional.
Served since my childhood.
Amish kitchen optional.