Birthday


though I can no longer do it myself

You still surprise me

I thought I hadn’t missed a trick

yet you still teach me a lesson or two

school was never this cool

steamers and banners and pin the tail

on the wall cans of silly string enough sweets

to choke a horse rubber chickens Howdy Doody

it’s not like that at all anymore


edible what?

You got to be kidding

Kama Sutra, the 3rd US

revised and expanded edition

stuff arriving in plain brown packages

well those days..


then to the middle years

a nice try

then a nice nap


dear me what’s left for us now

holy-hanna golly-gee

your imagination still surprises me

just when I thought I’d run out of surprises