May you be surrounded by rocks,
people who surround you with strength,
stability and security.
May you have beautiful gifts of paper
in your secret bottom drawer: love letters,
a poem that got wows in high school,
and the letter that let you know you were
accepted into the school or job of your dreams.
May you have in the place it always is:
your pair of scissors, which you can take out
when you have to cut our your picture in a
newspaper because you won a spelling bee,
the state championship, your marriage
announcement – and mom and dad’s
obituary after a long and wonderful life
5 kids, 65 years of marriage
and 45 grand and great-grandkids.
© Andy Costello, Reflections 2015