MY BIRTHDAY TODAY
My birthday today
was the worst I’ve had in years.
The fire on the 12Th floor Sunday
still has me angry and full of fear.
I only received
three cards from friends.
But, with no phone,
no calls could come in.
The new medicine the doctor put me on,
to calm me down, knocks me for a loop.
It’s impossible for me to stay awake,
and join in any group.
So to my apartment I have to come,
to stretch out across my bed.
Next thing I know it’s been hours,
before I raised my head.
And so it was for my birthday today,
as I might have known it would be.
I slept through most of it,
and only a few people said “Happy Birthday” to me.
(pen name for Bonnie Jean)
March 22, 2008