A Sonnet for December
by Gregory Blair

As November’s leaves are raked away
So December’s chills await at bay
To sneak about and then ensnare us all
In Winter’s frosty farewell kiss to Fall.

And creeping thus, she comes to cool our days
And wrap us in her snowy, crisp displays
And gives us cause to gather in the den
To huddle and to cuddle once again.

So warmly welcome this sweet lady’s cold:
A gift for all to share--both young and old.
And heat the cocoa up and light the fire
And in this winter’s magic do admire--

Admire all she helps to make you know:
That warmth is ever where you make it so.