True stories are always the best!

WHERE YOU FIND IT (SoCal Christmas)

That winter we were broke
Broken into bite-size pieces by our
Topanga Canyon appetites
Doobies opium hash wonka windowpane
drink snort smoke toke more more
wasting days and wastrel nights

By Christmas Day we had nothing
to give our friends
but canned vegetables
lifted from the local market
wrapped in the funny papers

Presents taped carefully, lovingly
exchanging gifts with one another
as though we had each one of us found treasure

Opened the cans and found a pot
to make Stoner Soup

The most generous Christmas of my life

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil