• Celia Marion

My Birthday

Many years

with their varied seasons

have come and gone,

and once again

it is my birthday.

This time,

my heart beats with great joy,

for now I know

how old I really am!

I am as old as the mountains

reaching high into the clouds

with dust crumbling at the base.

I am as young as the new stream

bubbling up from the earth

to cascade over the rocky slope.

I was born

many uncountable

years ago

and am born again

this day.


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