Last year, to celebrate the holiday season, I shared the first story I’d ever written: The Horse Who Lost His Horseshoe. This year seemed appropriate to share the first poem I ever published. “Dream Catcher” was featured in the 2005 edition of Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. It was not my last poem to be published in this anthology.
As a child, I collected dream catchers. They lined both of my bedroom windows and dangled between my bedposts, my “mazes in the air.” I loved finding unique ones to add to the collection, but one of my favorites was a hand-made dream catcher carefully crafted by my best friend at the time.
Sweet dreams to all still waiting for Santa. May your dreams be filled with Christmas lights, jingle bells, and “beautiful ice crystals dancing in winter.”