blue textile

hashmarks of yearly calendars,
each of those contains a December passed

and You’ve got one more Spring
in your step

a last strand
of violet Bougainvillea

I pray a staircase
of those remain

and one final Fall
long deferred till
100 years and more
of Happiness my Friend
under a cascade of beautiful
burnt umber Leaves

may Your Winter be a time for birth
and Stars ere ultimate rebirth;
a season for crystalline Moonlight

Summer ripe with heady haunting aroma,
heat beating deep, the Sun
at it’s best

Your footprints never vanishing
from along the wet sands of the coastline

Chagall 2020