It's not that I don't appreciate
the cards, the dinners, the presents
(instead of cows)
It's just that I think
we should celebrate our life
on our birth date.
Just imagine what was going on that day the year you were born.
quietly and peacefully
while walking the dog
watching the redhead hawks soar
and tending to the garden
I give thanks to all of YOU
that have brought me this far
...those still among me...
...and those that have gone on...