Birthday Blunder (For My Sister Patti on Her Birthday)


Birthday Blunder

Falling in doorways, colliding with walls,
I am so busy recovering from falls,­­

dealing with kitties and doctoring dogs,
sometimes I find that my memory bogs
and I forget things that I meant to do,
like mailing your birthday package to you.

Somehow it seems that I just wasn’t able
to keep all my “things to do” neat on the table.
It seems that one task got too close to the edge
and other things knocked it right off of the ledge.
Then the cats played with it or the dogs ate it.
One way or the other, life seemed to ill-fate it.

In this case it’s my memory that seems to be lost.
The onset of years seems to come at great cost.
And so, though I have your present right here,
and though I am sure you’d love it, Patti dear,
and though here’s a photo to prove that I bought it.
The only thing missing is you haven’t got it!

IMG_7393Ring and slide necklace, Sterling silver and black onyx. 

Happy Birthday, dear Patti. Sorry I forgot to send your present home with Jane. Love you lots. oxooxo Judy

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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