Christmas Card

22 Dec


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Sitting at his desk of solid, marked and scarred, reclaimed oak, he writes Christmas cards.

He inks in the names of family, friends and dim distant relatives with his fat Mont Blanc fountain pen, sending midnight blue best wishes in his distinctive hand.

Dark calligraphy on pure white.

He tries her name in one. The nib smoothly traces her curves and lines, flowing over her adored letters.

For a moment he imagines her reading it. The thought is bitter-sweet with possibility and impossibility.

He sighs.

It can never be sent.

He tears the card into small pieces.

They flutter down like snow into his waste paper basket.



I wrote this last year. But it has applied more than once over the years. And perhaps this one too.

© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez




Posted by on December 22, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life


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13 responses to “Christmas Card

  1. veveheart

    December 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I finally found mine, I am in winter of my life too. You will find her. Blessings.

    Sent from my amazing IPhone


    Liked by 1 person

  2. House of Heart

    December 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year Mr. D.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. missameliaandsir

    December 23, 2017 at 1:58 am

    What is, what was and what will never be….all seem to be heighten this time of year. Sending only warm and happy wishes your way Sir. 💋

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christy

    December 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    and I’m certain she feels the same. Sending you the warmest wishes. Merry Christmas

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ellevanderhoff

    December 24, 2017 at 12:27 am

    How incomprehensiblly sad that obviously she’s not nearly good enough for you…
    Merry Christmas

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sweetly Surrendering

    January 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    get her address next time

    Liked by 1 person


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