February 28th

Calendars are arbitrary

and time is something

we made up

to stay vigilant

But you are not arbitrary

Today is your birthday

and birthdays are just like all other days

in that the sun rises and sets

and we all try to keep busy in between

But it is not like all other days

because I know I can look into the sky

and know that


in this spot


at this angle from the sun


in the cosmic sense

is the place where you started

where you screamed your first poem

where the stars still spell out

“here began a miracle”

Time may be meaningless

calendars may be lies

but You are Truth

Happy Birthday.

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