Saturday, December 25, 2010

Dear Santa

My five-year-old boys write letters
letters that beg of video games,
legos, and rock star t-shirts
letters that I cherish
and post on the refrigerator
letters that remind me
of the rudimentary, uneven handwriting
letters I once used to write
letters that begged of dolls and a Barbie bike
color pencils and princess dresses
letters that I wrote, same time every year
the day I discovered the truth
the real meaning of Christmas
the letters stopped
and the celebration began.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Simply Put...

“I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite.”
Buddy the Elf
from the film, Elf (2003)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Extroverted to a Fault

She possesses
an insatiable want
to be surrounded
by a populace
drunk with life
doused with energy
besieged by auras
the thought of


cripples her
like a crow bar to both knees.