January 1, 2018, Birmingham, AL-
On this day that symbolizes new beginnings
in the Western world,
I recall these.about the year just past:
A little girl and her family,
guided me to funnel cake
interrupted, only mildly,
by a man-child and his drone.
As an uncle of mine,
winged his flight
his only granddaughter
redoubled her efforts,
and earned a college degree.
I made a friend,
three years ago,
whilst moving on,
from a ridiculous series
of actions on my part.
That friend is still very much,
in my life, in my heart,
and one of the strongest
I have ever met,
has done us all proud.
My friend, her mother,
is the impetus,
and the guarantor,
of that amazing trajectory,
which will not come crashing down.
Happy 18th, to one of the first children,
of the Third Millennium, of Anno Domini.
I left Spring Hill, earlier today,
having made an older lady feel valued,
a tortured dog feel safe in my presence,
a loyal relative feel honoured.
Two more days remain,
of my journey back to Home Base.