I bought clementines today
In the five pound crate.
For me it is a sure sign of the C. Word.
Outdoor pots arranged with pine
And cedar and white washed cones
Proliferate in gaudy golden bows.
These too are true harbingers.
Boxes of amaryllis and paper whites
Stand ready for the gift buying rush.
It is November 6th I want to scream
Too soon, much too soon.
Could we please wait and “Remember”.