When did I get to November?

I barely remember

December is beckoning

I know there’ll be a reckoning

With my bank account

How will I surmount

the pressure Christmas denotes?

Approaching it cautiously

With a stone in my throat

Then I recall

‘Tis the season for giving

A gift for the living

Of modest amusement

Layers of forgiveness for all

-Vivian Zems

{Key words: November, layers, stone, throat}

Get Listed: November Edition- Real Toads

November writing prompts: Unassuming diversions (synonyms: modest amusement)