How Long To Stay Strong?

How many days since
Thanksgiving Day?
18 is what I have to say.
How many days since
My Father’s Birthday?
17 days, I hate to say.
How many days since
MY birthday?
Is what I hear my Mother say.
62, they’re overdue you,
Is what I quickly say with shame.
And how many until
YOUR birthday?
It’s hard to calculate
It is since I’m not sane,
But all the same
I say it anyway:
40 days and
40 nights
Until that spectral
Day of Lights.
The Day the World
Saw the Light,
And I came in,
Right on Time.