To Shelley, my big Sister

Today I watched
City of Angels.
Today I sat holding
my godson, next to my friend my goddog & two

Outside the window the
ocean roared
-Surreal coincidence-
at that time
your body soared
swiftly past the
Lady of Lourdes
& now I'll forever
remember my darling
who wrote children's letters
when Santa didn't have
the time at Christmas
my dear Shelley who
in my heart will
always be
Mrs. Santa Claus.

Shelley is a real person that passed away in October 1998


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