“Santa” by Gary R. Hess – A Christmas Poem from ‘X-Mas in Shorts’


“Santa”
by Gary R. Hess

His swollen face
was littered with cotton-like
hairs as fine as as thin as sand.
His eyes were round and
big like apples
but as blue as Summer’s noon sky.
His thin-wired eyes were
rested upon his nose
like a grandfather reading the news.
His ears were tucked snuggly
under his rose-colored cap
and lined with white fleece;
not unlike his beard.

Published in X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia.

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