This poem was inspired by a Facebook friend’s post this morning.
Freedom Friday (TGIF!)
I don’t like labels
especially for the holidays
Who converted Christmas to “Xmas” anyway?
X marks the spot
X for excess
X for absentia
Ex as in ex-boyfriend, -husband or -friend?
I’m not a super-Christian,
but a lapsed Catholic
so maybe that makes me an “X”–
the X doesn’t erase the “Christ” in Christmas
“X” comes from the Greek letter chi,
first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which translates “Christ.”
Plain red Starbucks coffee cups
don’t bother me,
white and silver snowflake cups
from Au Bon Pain
I prefer “Xmas” myself because
it’s fewer letters to key
and I’ve been typing to