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Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street

Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street
January 21
10:31 2016

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN

I told her
the unicorns she dreams of
exist
mermaids, too
that crazy Santa Claus
and the Easter Bunny

all genuine

those magical creatures
survive
in this reality, I told her
or you wouldn’t form pictures
inside your mind
when I say

unicorn
mermaid
Santa Claus
or Easter Bunny

obviously
they exist in some form

we know who they are but
sometimes forget,
maybe not enough room inside
our heads
for mystic friends
or monsters

fairies, elves, and wild ones

and perhaps
that’s why
so many men grow mean
unable
to see the hidden ghosts
partying inside the forest

or why

people believe a baloney
sandwich
with mayonnaise

is real food.

SEE ALSO

Bukowski’s Bones

April in South Sacramento

Duke Before Dishonor

Bradley Mason Hamlin is an American writer and the creator of Secret Society Comics. He is an alumni of the University of California, where poet Gary Snyder dubbed Hamlin “The Road Warrior of Poetry!” Born in Los Angeles, Hamlin currently lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, Nicky Christine, and their tribe of suburban children & wild cats. Secret Society Origins and his other books are available from Black Shark Press

[photo of Father Christmas by Geoff Charles, in public domain courtesy of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales]

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