Doesn’t the champagne get cold if you start emptying out the ice bucket? Perhaps that’s the skill of this challenge – a measure of how quickly one can toast the charitable giving.

After the beginning

And at the end
finally the whole can be seen


the cast from across my time
will pause
greet me

know me with every look
saying nothing
and letting me decide

any judgement to be mine
on what I had
and did
or said

hid now from
that broken shell

the downward place a
screen screaming the
internal film
of all
that was, and
what could have been