“The Apartment” by James Schwartz


Thanksgiving Day 2000
Dawns cold and clear
The white highways
Icy shadows
Lost in the shadows.
At the apartment
Judy Garland sings
On the stereo
As glittering tiaras
Polished to perfection
Display cabaret glory
From behind glass.
A colorful family
Mills about
Shrieking, laughing
Gossiping over pumpkin pies
And cocktails.
The living room
Becomes a stage
Miss Garland
Sets the mood for the
Thanksgiving Day party
Where everyone
Celebrates themselves.