snowstorms, sleeping in, and sneaking out
delivering my last valentines to my lafayette lovers
and savoring my last ever indiana winter
although that's not to say I wasn't grateful
when the snow finally melted and the daffodils pushed through
to smile at us
a rose for every day of my life.
an avalanche of actions and emotions
that carried me from march through july
and landed us squarely in the city we love
both of us with jobs
and a beautiful home
and built-in friends
spending every waking moment at work,
or on a train to work
or else with a book and my dog
on my beach
with my seagull!
I never thought I'd be here
and it's even more perfect now that we have civil rights.
when I need something to happen
when I really need it to work
in 2012 I wish for...
and an adventure to beat all.
if it really is the last year of human life
I also want to feel the deepest peace.