Christmas Is A Psychedelic Mushroom

A brightly-colored gift allowing us to dream.
We grin like drug-crazed idiots, fling tinsel
Everywhere, celebrating with friends
And plenty of wild screams.

Christmas is a psychedelic mushroom
Infusing us with energy & gobs of unrestrained
Glee. How else can you explain our feet above
The ground to see our loved ones happy
Unwrapping memories?

Christmas is a psychedelic mushroom
We consciously chew slower to make this day last longer. Our eyes and ears are open to the smallest detail. Everything is important
Because everything matters.

Christmas is our amanita muscarita
Today let’s all indulge and believe in the magic:
A fat man rides a sleigh with freakin’ flying reindeers! Believing is an art. Let us be kids again, shall we? Let’s believe with our heart.

Merry Psychedelic Christmas, everyone!
Julieta Corpus

( title borrowed from one of today’s stories in the New York Times)

Author: Julieta Corpus

Julieta Corpus has been writing since the age of eleven. She graduated from UTPA with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She’s been an elementary school teacher for the past eleven years, but has never stopped writing. She’s been published by UTPA”s Gallery Magazine, Tendiendo Puentes, a poetic anthology, Mesqite Review, STCC’s Interstice and Tierra Firme , and in the September 2009 issue of the Mcallen Monitor’s Festiva, Writers Edition. She also organizes poetry readings and is an active member and participant of the Rio Grande Valley Poetry Festival and the San Benito Writers forum. Julieta blames her penchant for the dramatic in her poetry to a life long addiction to Mexican soap operas. And she is a regular contributor to Writers of the Rio Grande


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