The Christmas Program

Back in that mad cycle of celebration, decoration and obliteration. Hope you are all safe and well.

Hokus Grey

The Christmas benediction

was the same as last year

and I’m sure I bought you

all these gifts before.

The lady in the store,

stutters like a glitch in a machine

when I ask her where she was

in 2015.


I’m certain now,

that this is just a cycle,

repeating itself on a loop.

The program running our simulation

has hit an odd programming error

and we’re trapped

doing the same things

over and over and over.



the sky is a blue/grey cloud/sky

and there are birds in the distance,

but they seem frozen in flight.

Shouldn’t they just fall out of the sky?

The thought passes me quickly,

as a car in the parking lot narrowly misses me

and I have no time left to ponder

the nature of reality,

because it is Christmas time

and there is no time for frivolity.


Driving in frigid…

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