“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Christmas Pirate

My son, who never fathered children,
slips out on Christmas Eve
to the back yard, to hide a box
and set up a treasure map
so his partner's nine-year-old
will find her gift from the pirates.
He doesn't believe in Christmas,
the commercialisation; 
never gives presents -- but a gift
from the pirates, he says, 
puts back the magic. For me
there is magic in seeing him
enjoy the role of father at last.

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