Poem of the Week

My honest Christmas newsletter

I hope this letter finds you
because that will mean
I didn’t kill myself this year
and that is a triumph
that surprises me
as much
as it may alarm you

and I’m not writing this
to alarm you
quite the contrary

celebrate with me
the fact that the demons
didn’t win
again

and I’m here reading about
your vacations and spelling bees
your parties and promotions
your kids and dogs and degrees

and know
they all mean as much to me
as I hope
“I’m still not dead”
will mean to you

~HC
20 Dec 2022

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