A birthday wish

Brian Beckage
Oct 17, 2020

Enjoy this day
Breath deeply
Feel your heart beat,
The air moving across your lips,
The sun shining brightly,
Warm on your face,
The sky, a deep fall blue,
White clouds and falling leaves
Dance together in a gusty breeze,
Yellow, red, burnt sienna,
Birch, maple, and oak.
50, 60, 70 years from now
When those you love are gone
And in your days, you sit alone
And wait for death
to come looking for you,
Think back to this day
When you turned 21
And the brightness, almost unbearable,
The kaleidoscope of colors and joy,
And vastness of life before you
And smile.

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