Silver foiled nymph among fireflies of life,
Table mosaiced by colored paper scraps,
Treats, all healthy for body or mind, spilling
out of bowls and into mouths as freely as
conversations between friends new and not-so-new.
New Kids’ faces smile dreamily from collages and
puzzles, while live concert footage provides the
soundtrack for squealing girls now grown
but not outgrown, with children of their own.
Sharing hearts and memories and forkfuls of cake
for a little one, now missing his daddy and
playing on mommy's heartstrings, while colorful
women who once felt alone all gather around
you and make themselves at home. Happy Re-
Birthday, my magical friend, may sparkles
surround you in endless delight.