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Mouthful (Noche Buena, Christmas in the Philippines)

mouth full of crackers and that’s just the start

I eyed the salad like a malicious kid

determined to go at it next

food was abundant on the table

but it won’t be soon, once Christmas dinner kicks off

we ate a little, we ate a lot

waiting for the clock to strike midnight

the family gathered, excitement in the air

we said grace and took on the feast

roast chicken, fruit salad, rice, fruit salad

brownies, sweet and sour pork, fruit salad

sodas, turkey, fruit salad….

after the mayhem, bellies full

we enjoyed a bit of family movie

and one by one we dozed off

still plenty of food left….waiting for us

for Christmas mornin’