Christmas cookies


i was bullied by you for so long 

that when 

someone 

finally told you to knock it off,

i stood wide eyed…

as though punched in the belly with something akin 

to Christmas cookies,

a red boxing glove was hung  on an “I Don’t Think So”  flocked Christmas  tree

it was a silent night,

a holy night

when i opened  an unbruised eye…

and the angels sang 

“Peace on earth, good will towards men”

and i knew that my lord…

had come

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