It is a special time of year
For my family and friends in my former home
As they gather around the table
Enjoying another festive meal.
It's time to celebrate
The annual autumn harvest
Relishing in the fruits of
Those who toil the lands.
Turkey with all the trimmings
Will be had by many
Accompanied by cranberries and stuffing
The latter my favorite part of the meal, I admit.
Alas, this is my first time
I will not be celebrating with them
As I dodge the odd hurricane
That sweeps near my new home.
But, despite all that
I wish all my Canadian friends and family
A Happy Thanksgiving
As I remember those I miss dearly.