Birthday Girl

Vintage Birthday Girl via Pinterest
Vintage Birthday Girl via Pinterest

Today, I am the birthday girl.

Today, I celebrate another twirl and whirl around the sun.

I celebrate, conscious of each breath, each fragile moment, each grace that comes my way.

Today, I  am new; today, I embark on another year, my hat full of sun and rain, ideas, books, lines of poetry, mind-maps, vision boards and stories.

I am a lucky woman.

I admit, I learned most things the hard way. I lost my heart and watched words spill from my chest. I took a licking and I kept on ticking.

And, you know what?

I am still standing.

I am still here.

I am still kicking.

Today, I am the birthday girl.

Watch me lick the spoon.

Watch me bury my face in roses, soaking up their scent.

Watch me have my cake and eat it too.

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P.S. Gratitude to my Mom-cat, whose wise spirit called me into this deep, blindingly beautiful life. Gratitude to my daddy who has been gone too long.

© 2015  Shavawn M. Berry All rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “Birthday Girl

  1. Do you remember a day in September forty years ago? At a bus stop, the first time we met. We shared talk of music and Elton John, art and theater among other things. Now here we are! Happy, happy birthday to you!

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