December 25th

This is a confused day,
When folks kneel at alters and pray,
To God, Walmart, Santa and the U.S. $.

Gathering ’round a dying tree,
They rip flesh off gifts in glee,
Then happily burn burn burn it in fire.

Their dinner table creaks,
While homeless starve in streets,
Under the weight of X-MAS bounty.

As the day comes to a close,
Over-sugared kids wrapped in bows,
Fall restless in exhausted sleep…

And wonder.

 

@nicholehastings

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