You are my friends
No matter where you live –
Alabama or Ukraine.
For some reason you’ve discovered the secret of being a “true” human being
Through a desire to know everything!
Primary school teachers hurled straight ‘A’s’ at your head
While other children were envious because, for you, it was so obviously not “work”–
Just pure joy.
You’re getting what you want,
Have wanted, and will always want in the future.
It’s a lot like cracking open walnuts –
Or oysters –
This peculiar ambition of the mind!
Stars shine brightest in blackest nights – especially when looking up –
Waves arrive at a shore without end
Based upon the love God promised us at birth.
The moon smiles –
Even though just partly lit –
But the sun laughs out loud because it’s day’s turn now.
Let’s drink to old age –
And greet Jules, our first grandchild,
In this New Age – filled with joy and dread –
Mixed up, shaken like a fizzy,
By the Mistress of the Universe.