Letter to Santa

//Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

By Anne Anthony

 

Dear Santa,

You disappointed me. I was (mostly) good last year. Maybe I cursed, but I was frustrated and baffled. Somehow my family (?), my friends (?), my neighbors (?) voted in a president who—and I’ve got to be honest here—terrifies me.

Did you even read my letter?? I quoted Pope Francis, hoping his words would make a difference.

Anyone who is too attached to material things or the mirror … should avoid going into politics.”

I didn’t ask for material things; I just wanted a redo. A mulligan, my husband would say.

And you ignored completely my backup ask: peace on earth goodwill to men! Still waiting for some sign of that one. You make it hard to believe.

Guess I’ll light a candle next Sunday.

Confused,
Anne

 


Anne Anthony has been published in the North Carolina Literary Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Dead Mule School for Southern Literature, Poetry South and elsewhere. She holds a Masters in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She lives and writes full-time in North Carolina. Visit Anne’s website at anneanthony.weebly.com.

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