TFT Christmas card, 2022…

Wonder

.

I lost the wonder

With the watch I wanted (but never had)

With a button making red magic from time

The one for which my mother scraped and saved

Was not enough

.

I lost the wonder

Looking at the litmus people

Who show us what we are with their brokenness

Whose bodies are laid before us

On the shopping streets

.

I lost the wonder even when

People pointed at it with religion

I tried to see it but when I looked at stars

I saw only space

I looked at donkeys and saw donkeys

.

I found it in a song

Inside a friend

It was a child, but it also an old man

I saw it clothed in feathers and also

Charity shop cardigans

It was in trees and compost bins

It came not only with the light

But as the light receded

.

It was what I needed

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