If you’ve ever had an ugly Christmas sweater,
Then, you know you only need one for the better.
It might have jingles on it with all the bells and whistles,
Or it might be as touchy as prickly holly thistles.
You usually have socks that match it to a T,
But of course, don’t let anyone fashion-fancy see.
Then, you have gloves that also blend its frosty hues
And a hat that coordinates with snowy freezing dews.
A reindeer or a Santa or a wreath of red and green
Is on your stomach and always right across your spleen.
Mine is the ugliest Christmas sweater in the world.
I know because I knit it, and I became unfurled,
But I love it because it keeps me warm at night,
It makes me think of Christmas when all the world is right.
Copyright 2019 Jennifer Waters