Coal-Branch

there are heads that boat
liquor over seas. heads that
take out their eyes and leave
like smoke. heads with mouths
full of coal, crystals, and branches.
there are heads that meet hands,
and become silk shifts under palm.
heads floating around the bend, not
to be seen for seasons.

Yule Bock

Season’s greetings from Narikka! “Santa” wasn’t quite what it is today after Coca-Cola jumped in. Celebrate the Solstice! Now it’s not the time to be naughty, or you’ll get coal and branches.