I can smell Christmas,
it is a chocolaty buttery aroma
sipping through the cluster
Of haunting Halloween costumes.
I can see Christmas
buried beneath a cloud of dust.
It’s red like strawberry stained socks,
crispy like freshly made chips.
I can see Christmas in October.
An offering of a second chance
to bag the negativity
and gather the courage
because second chances don’t come often.
There will be some scary faces
but we’ll get through
because this month
we are to work to make this year
end with a bang!