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(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

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a Birthday

It’s full moon tonight
and yellow like Citrine
some golden rays
decent down to me
and it’s forty-five years
since my full moon first broke
in the dark onyx night.

The morning sun is ruby red
till it turns shining diamond bright
in a sapphire blue sky
and too intense to look at
and it’s forty-five years
since the first time
that I saw light.

The years flash past
and in this summer of my life
I wish that perennial
could my summer be,
but autumn has already
laid its hands on me
and there are grey specs in my hair.

Submitted: Sunday, October 11, 2009


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  • Patti Masterman (10/11/2009 10:41:00 PM)

    This is so lovely. Time does have that way of surprising us with how quickly it passes.

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