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Dear COVID: Christmas 2020

On keeping
with the Christmas spirit,
I pooped in the stocking
hung by the mantel with care.

Ordinarily, I would have given you
a lump of coal,
but that would have been too nice
for one as naughty as you.

My Christmas gift,
I give with love,
all of it,
just for you.


Duane Anderson currently lives in La Vista, NE, and volunteers with a non-profit organization as a Donor Ambassador on their blood drives. He has had poems published in The Pangolin Review, Fine Lines, The Sea Letter, Cholla Needles, Tipton Poetry Journal, Poesis Literary Journal and several other publications.