The poem that opens A Hard Candy Christmas.
I found you – a thin shawl upon nature’s shoulders
resting on the final page of my Gregorian calendar.
Celebrations in red,
Christmas and Kwanza and the tail end of Hanukah.
Reminding me in stark black letters of bombings and declarations of war.
Hitler, Mussolini, and Japan…
Listen to Julia Gayden Nelson's lovely narration and/or get the e-book from your favorite retailer.
Welcome to December y’all!