by Judyth Hill
6th Annual Reunion! Tomorrow! All day! All night!
Here we are again! It’s a Let’s Always Be Surprised Party!
& this year I am declaring my birthday:
Fall Deeply & Deliciously & Kerazzzzy in Love Day!
Sigh deeply! Remember how great this feels? Go on a wild date!
Be instantly on a fabulous adventure! An exotic vacation! Why not?
It’s our day! It’s our life! Our Very Own!
Stay Home & Get away! Spend the day in bed! Or your garden!
Wear something gorgeous! Velvet! Silk! Topless!
Do what you wish! Sleep! Lollygag! Loaf! Lounge!
Feed Birds! Swim! Tango & tangle! Daydream!
Find yummy hot water & loll joyously about for hours!
Read all day, eating dark chocolate bonbons & moan,
O just quietly, in pleasure!
Walk into deep woods! Sing loud! Dance for the nuthatches!
See 3 movies & eat buttered popcorn! Procrastinate!
Make Prayers for Peace & and cuddle up close!
Go to Work & Be at Play! Make Amends!
Go where you’ve always wanted!
Macchu Picchu? Morocco? Your back porch? My kitchen?
Mozambique? Denali? Chaco? Altai?
Have warm churros and chocolate bien calientito at the San Augustin Cafe
Just across from the Jardin…dunk and dream….
If your morning is booked,
Try moonlight at midnight, under starfall! By the fire!
Aren’t the Cubs, aren’t the Yankees playing somewhere we could go?
A picnic in the Bosque at dawn, kergillion cranes wheeling overhead? Snowgeese & Mergansers….
Hot chocolate and green chile cheeseburgers after?
Lobster roll with extra wasabi, foie with grilled pineapple
on a balcony
overlooking your life,
in gratitude for every blessed second?
A chance to say I love you one more time?
And have it said back?
Say it again and again! Aren’t our hearts so full! Whew!
A luxurious nap with a thick blankie, Assam tea with cream?
More kisses? Of course! It’s Us!
Hot bath, scented rose geranium, reading Neruda? Aloud!
Coltrane and Tinarwien, Billie H and Bob D?
Snow in the high country, waves rolling in on Cabo,
silver bracelets, satiny avocados, camerones y mango liquados?
You Are Invited! You are My Guest!
Come to my Party Today! Maybe Now!
Come as You Are! How else could you be?
Don’t worry if you are Late – Come as you were!
If you are Early – Come as you will be!
It’s all in my heart for us! See you here! Or there! Now!
And know I Love you Best! & let’s stay thrillingly, heartbeating wildly
in love…today & today & today & today
Judyth Hill is a poet and former bakery owner. rockmirth.com