Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Happy Birthday ... a Poem

Its not my birthday today, nor anyone that I know of personally, and it wasn't my birthday when I wrote this poem. Its another old one, and I'm not entirely sure why it came out when and how it did, but I like it, I think ...


Happy Birthday
by Lyle Bateman

Today is the day I shed my skin
wriggling out
to leave my dried husk behind

The new skin is same as the old
in facet and hue
but it glistens translucent under the moonlight.

Until next year.

Copyright 1998


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