The Polar Express (2004)

now i believe
in animated snow
globes warped
with human
yearning

hidden
behind design
fantasy
computer code
magic

silk
voices threading
harmonious faith
& love
& everything
i never feel

on Christmas day
but can find
later
as the calendar
flips

& my world
becomes strange
again. i wish
my puppet
strings

never tangled.
i wish my gifts
never
got lost.
i wish i never
doubted

the existence
of impossible
tomorrows.

 

profile picCass Francis is from Waxahachie, Texas and attends the Arkansas Writers MFA Program. Her work has appeared in From Sac, Drunk Monkeys, The Ginger Collect, and elsewhere. Follow her on twitter @WriterCFrancis.
Featured photo credit: Amanda Ollinik @Allunderonemoon
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