• Vol. 02
  • Chapter 01
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Sleigh Bells and Alarms

They told him to move on:
“It's the childhood market.
The youth demographic.”
Still, Santa kept watching
Kids as they dropped teddies
For ambitions, failures,
Jobs and partners, lawyers,
Kooks and widescreen tellies.
He would crawl down chimneys
And listen to dreams, sobs,
Curses, threats and begging,
Before saying, “Rudolf,
Are they not still seven?”