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Santa as a Young Viking

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My mother was a Viking, my father a Dane.
My aunt was a stitch, my uncle a thane.

My province lies north of tomorrow.
The bone-white landscape simulating peace.

Once I built an imaginarium.
And the Magi still come.

I’ll give you a tip. Review your stocks.
I’m going to need a lot of coal this year.

And don’t be asking for silver or gold,
titles or deeds, awards or absolution.

I bring only belief. Belief in love
and its veil of covalence.

I live with some elves now.
We make toys for fun, out of resolution.


Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a publisher, critic, eco-activist, and artist, but is best known as a poet. Spuyten Duyvil recently published his 12th book Triple Crown, Sonnets. Wright produces literary events in conjunction with his publication Live Mag!. Original art by the author.