If Santa came would he
apologize, the way
people do now, and maybe
tweet about his perpetuated inequities
Yes, this child received
so much and this one so little.
A deluxe game system for one
And an orange for another. Yes, I gave one
a country and another a drunk uncle
whose spittle smells of gingerbread elves.
Or would he go quiet for months
(maybe years) until he was
emotionally ready to apologize
through his scotch-stained teeth
and say he’s gone through
therapy with Mrs. Claus
and the elves; and he’s ready
to be a better saint, a fairer man.
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