I’m sure your ancestors wish you a Merry Christmas by Melanie Browne

even if the season-mad drivers
on the
deck- them -all highway
don’t.
even if the neighbors
who heard your car alarm
at 2 am
don’t.
even if your exes
who may or may
not live in Texas
don’t.
I’m sure your ancestors
wish you a Merry Christmas
in spite of the Scarlet fever
in spite of the early death
in spite of the long work days
in spite of the wars
& the moving to new
continents
They wanted you
by a roaring fire
singing
Grandma got run over by a
reindeer
sipping
overpriced cocoa
and taking
fun selfies
at least your ancestors
wished you
a MERRY
CHRISTMAS

Melanie Browne
Melanie Browne is a poet and fiction writer living in Texas with her husband and three kids.
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