Friday, December 21, 2012



(about his daughter Fiona)

In her quest for skill
our dexterous child unlocks
the file with letters from Santa

that have sat beside cookie crumbs
and dregs of milk each joyful morning:
the summation of her year, words of

caution and praise.
“Look,” she says.  “Look at this.
Santa has been using our computer!”

And we nurse, as we should, I hope,
the slow turning of the earth,
the eventual lengthening light.

 ~George M. Perreault (D. Ed.)  Univ. of NV/Reno

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