Tagged: birthdays

birthdays come and go,

day after day, we

day after day, we
are learning to celebrate
birthdays in the age

of coronavirus – we,
the fortunate ones, breathing
.
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every moment is

(for mom on your birthday)

every moment is
golden – on the second of
your three birthdays this

year, we celebrate the whimsy,
wind ourselves up for the third
.
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mom celebrates three

mom celebrates three
birthdays each year – one for the
moon, one for grandma,

one for grandpa – and so we
follow her to the moon and back
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: moon

between thirty-four

between thirty-four
and forty-eight, we are
celebrating birthdays
in the east village
tonight, stringing the
eighties to the nineties
from the jukebox in
the corner. most of us
will become more
repetitive with
time – for now, we
will rely on
booze and song
.
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in unmarked moments,

in unmarked moments,
we catch ourselves tipping the
scales for life, making

wishes for more or less of
the same thing, being so lucky
.
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on the lunar

(for grandpa)

on the lunar
calendar, we
are celebrating
our birthdays
today, just one
world away
from each
other,
which feels
like multitudes,
on and off
the system
for counting
so many days
apart
.
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three-hundred-

three-hundred-
and-sixty-five
days, we drift
in and out of
fixed kisses,
a steady
routine –

at the threshold,
before bedtime,
on birthdays,
under the
mistletoe, and
still, in
gratitude –

but at closer
inspection,
we do not
recognize each
other in each other,
and we have
stopped trying
.
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one too many

one too many
birthdays this
week, we have
run out of things
to say, but we happily
take communion
with you, solving
the puzzle of
life with pieces
of heart and hands
.
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