My moving elves have been here
today they swarmed around us
keeping us entertained
doing the work we could not imagine getting finished
doing the work we did not want to do
advising on suitcases and packing material,
occasionally shedding a tear.
When I close my eyes, I imagine them physically holding me up, sending me on, and I know that this work they do is a gift that will sustain us for a long time after we leave.