it is a holiday

they say, and close the stores.

it is complicated, to do

with floor space and employees

rights. we had chocolate eggs,

worked hard, let our arms loose.

warmer now, the sun shone,

peple came, visited, smiled,

fondled the wool, spoke of age

and weaving. he said there

were many looms in his day.

he is eighty eight, he told me

many times.