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Two Weeks After Christmas, Upstate New York, 2007

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Santa has lost his hollow head.
The bright foil is crimped
Into the wasted torso.
The wrap, ribbons and bows
Are now in the landfill, limp.

It has been a mild season.
Daffodils are shooting out
And ditches are like guano.
The chocolate Santa, tossed
In the trash, has turned to lather.

A lowering cloud spreads in the west
Like a fierce monster that devours.

Here is where we build our nests,
Crazy joy in a world of doubt.
Santa has lost his hollow head.

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