from the moment the sun
opened my eyes today,
from the lavender honey we bought at the farmers market,
to the cat cafe,
to the homemade crab rangoon,
and a collection of plants in pots with faces and music
that i adore
and i can’t count how many times i said
“wow, you guys are my friends. that’s the best.”
but i do know that twice i said,
and completely meant,
“this is the best birthday
i’ve ever had.”