These stanzas encourage us to reflect on the real spirit of the holiday and to resist the urge to get carried away with gifts and events.
by Susan Willey Spalt | illustration by Canain Stanley
Carrboro-based Susan Willey Spalt has been published in numerous anthologies. Naked Ladies Bloom in Autumn (Plan B Press) is her second chapbook. In 2023, she published Pandemic Diaries (Sable Books), her first long poem.
This article originally appeared in the December 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.