As November slowly slips away,
Her regal gown of color fading into the distance,
Her tender touch and gentle smile
Becoming a memory...
December makes its harsh debut
With savage wind and biting snow,
Trumpeting the beginning of winter
Like a moody adolescent schoolboy.
Cruel days are these,
Only to be softened
By the excitement
Of a coming celebration.
Like an affectionate grandfather
Passes out hugs,
Christmas quietly spreads