By Ken Gosse

Night Flight

With a list, a red cap, and white beard,
once his annual flight plan was cleared,
he’d sneak into each house
without waking a mouse
and spread joy everywhere he appeared.

The Other Side of Nick

Although he was jolly and quaint,
he knew jokes that could make ladies faint,
and the way he would wink
often led me to think
there’s a bit of Old Nick in the Saint.

Comes the Season

Mom and Dad
always seemed so glad
to give us everything they had.

A Christmas Spiral

of late
a Fibonacci
sequential spree,
a spiral expands in
the shape of a Christmas

Seasonal ID Theft

There still is an old man named Claus
who travels the world without pause.
Though parents give toys
to their good girls and boys,
it’s Santa who gets the applause.

Ken Gosse usually writes short, rhymed verse using whimsy and humor in traditional meters. First published in First Literary Review–East in November 2016, since then in The Offbeat, Pure Slush, Parody, Home Planet News Online, Sparks of Calliope and others. Raised in the Chicago, Illinois, suburbs, now retired, he and his wife have lived in Mesa, AZ, over twenty years.

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