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Secret Santa (A Poem)

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story that apparently happened somewhere in New York many years ago.] I heard a family struggled one Christmas season           in the wintry heart of the Great Depression        even to place enough food on the table          much less manage a big celebration TheyContinue reading “Secret Santa (A Poem)”

A Comforting, Idle Observation

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Some happy thoughts at bedtime.] Regardless                                 of how far apart        each person who reads these words                                                              may present be We all exist beneath the same heavens               that glow                             with the warmth of day         then glitter                        like diamonds                                            in the darkness