It’s already that time

It’s already that time

With mistletoe and wine

Where the balancing act, it begins

Managing emotions flowing like oceans

And that well-meaning comment or grin

Expecting my child to hug and to kiss

Relatives and friends that he’s never missed

The looks of distain as I offer again

An alternative high-five or blown kiss

We teach them to know, their body’s their own

But at this time of year must comply

Oh and don’t make a fuss, suck up emotions you must

For there’s no space to process or cry

It’s already that time