like a sieve (20220405)

santa claus in a red suit
by the fireplace and the tree
leaping on his back
his face green
the top of his head flat
like it’s been ironed

“how would you like it
if i hit you?”

plunged under water
the taste of chlorine
blood and lilies

the blonde with her shoe laces
tied together
hopping vulnerable

what do you want for christmas
circle everything in the catalog
the body of christ

NaPoWriMo 4