Monday, May 31, 2004

2004 Birthday Sonnet for Katie

Another year has gone. Another chance
To sing of birthday feasts, rejoice in love.
And yet, and yet... I fear forgetful dance.
I find that I’m behind and not above.
I find that I’m afraid that you will not
Agree to recognize my simple gift.
It’s just that I was poor. I cast my lot
On fearful doubt and find myself berift.
I thought good work would cancel out my sins
And you’d forgive my foolishness and be
Where love arrives and all of hope begins:
You’re still the largest part of what is me.
I only want to be a part of you,
To find a place in what you want to do.


Happy birthday Katie. I love you.