Happy belated birthday.
For Kimmika L H’s 58th
Should write you a Poem but you are a Poem,
sometimes an angry righteous Poem,
sometimes a quiet meditative Poem,
sometimes a truth telling Poem,
in the now times when only words might save us.
Should write you a Poem but you are a Poem.
Should forget and forego all my old man’s
aches and pains, reasons to complain
should write you a Poem about how
I sometimes still see you praying
“Osiris intercede” in the middle of my night
thinking the world should know who you are
Should write you a Poem as good as the Poems you write
but that’s way above my pay grade, my Poet Grade
Just have to write you a quiet Poem for you being you
and you staying you while we all try to keep writing
and keep reading and keep crying and keep living-
Should write you a Poem for fifty eight and everything you are and remain-
Should write you a Poem
in solemn thank you
Believe it or not started out as a Facebook post