Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Birthday

One year ago from today
Tomorrow was your birthday
And you asked me if I would be there
To which I readily agreed
Excited and nervous
After being stuck in midair
For an anxious summer
Of ballerina toes and clenched fists.

I see myself in fragile frames
Shattering each glass sheet with
A new idea
As I transformed into someone new
Someone stronger than someone who would fall for you
I'm so glad to have taken these
Careful steps over
Flames and mine-fields and thorn-filled gardens
I'm better now.

Happy birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Kathy! I loved them all! And I was right you do win choice poet ;)