Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Karen!

my beautiful and brilliant daughter, 
we'll celebrate over buttermilk chocolate cake
with bittersweet ganache icing.
she makes the icing, patiently whipping it
into chocolate deliciousness while I drink
to her health and long life.
what else can a mother do when there is
nothing left to be done, except to keep loving
her, and caving to all her requests.
it was a long day of shopping, cooking and
baking, every second worth it.
and now, for her birthday gift she holds a
sort of ugly, well, very ugly, sparkly 
Christmas decoration for new beginnings
begun long ago.
and, so this beautiful and brilliant daughter
is launching into new adventures; I hope
she will invite me along from time to 

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