I just saw Santa on 3rd Avenue 

whitest of a beard

furry brows

pinky face

Santa was ripe and holed up in a cardboard box

under the walkway 

safe from the rain

in no man’s land

far from the North Pole

we think the world

is big but it’s us 

on a pin head

and Santa at 

the reins

Donna Dallas: I recently published my first novel, Death Sisters, with Alien Buddha Press. I currently serve on the editorial team for Red Fez and New York Quarterly.

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