Celebrating your birthday today
more than just a yearly trip down memory lane
it’s a thankful reminder
that if you live long enough, and believe.
Lasting relationships don’t just happen,
often it takes what seems forever,
to find the driftwood
that makes for a work of art
in the heart and mind of a drifter like me.
I’ve always been a dreamer,
Inventing colors, bird-dogging rainbows.
Cocksure wishes came true,
And memories should and could
Be made of the same ingredients
As the aroma of after love,
Or a kitchen perfumed with preparation
for a feast, for two.
Had the day not happened,
Sky blue would be a tinge grayer,
Sunlight a bit dusky on the best of days.
In the evenings under a canopy of stars,
Sitting by the fireplace, listening
to the mellow sounds of season,
Not so beautiful
Without the essence of you
Sharing the space I am in.
For the sun is a touch warmer now,
Days a little longer lasting,
And nothing, I’ve ever done
More fun, than loving on you.