My birthday dinner at Bella Notte
the last time I ate inside a restaurant
I wish I had ordered the dessert.
Broadway tickets, concert tickets
Too expensive I would say.
To feel that energy and joy again
That would be priceless.
Had I known March would be the last time
I would hug my mother for 7 months
I would have hugged a little longer
and not rushed out the door.
Parties – I’m too tired.
Vacations – who has the time?
Festivals – too much traffic.
Now I watch movies to see people celebrate.
As I hunker down and batten up the hatches
turning inward for winter hibernation.
My one wish is to remember
when the spring comes
to remember the winter
and never take another moment for granted.