Friday, September 4, 2020

2020 Birthday Poem

Carrot cake and a mirror,

Birthdays are a time for celebration and reflection.

The mirror in my bathroom shows an older face than I think it should,

The lines are too deep,

The circles under my eyes are too dark,

When I smile I see a lopsided grin,

When I frown my bottom lip juts out.

My hair is curling in a variety of directions.

So I leave the bathroom,

Sit at my table, 

And dip my index finger into walnut coated frosting.

I savor the taste before picking up a fork,

To eat my two-layer carrot cake.

No need for a mirror,

To reflect while I celebrate,

Surviving another year,

And toast the beginning of next trip around the sun,

With the taste of memories.