. a few days ago.

a story nonetheless, as are others. i prefer tintin

with snowy a dog. this year you have not told me,

confided. i have the little things that could mean


not about money, more about family. it may

be time you told them.

it is time to regrade


easier now he is older
he tells me what he wants

i buy it
a surprise

simpler now i am older
i tell them what i will like

they buy it
plus a surprise