May 1, 2013
tomorrow is your 38th birthday--
a true celebration as
a couple of weeks ago standing at the finish line in Boston,
you almost left
i came into writing group with you on my mind--
and then our prompt--
how can i sum us up?
what words are there free enough to explain our afternoon escapes in the old saab--
taking turns with the wheel regardless of who sat in the driver's seat.
getting lost in music & sunlight & smoke.
escape, escape, escape.
our friendship was our escape.
you from maine & i from st. lou--
stuck in the smallness of fulton.
laughing at the boys.
laughing at the girls.
laughing most at ourselves.
last week we escaped your hospital bed through the phone and
found ways to laugh
you on the east & i on the west
our hearts still one.
*i am so grateful for the chance to celebrate you dear love*