Posted by: Jivani Lisa | February 28, 2015

Mutual Birthday

Today is our birthday. Yes, it’s “our” birthday.
John and I were both born on February 28th.
How cool is that?

I wrote this poem in 2012. It was originally published at vox poetica.


Mutual Birthday

Oh, he says, I’ll be 67 in February–
why move to a foreign country
where I can’t fly or speak the language?
Blue sky thermals give life meaning.

February? What day in February?

The last day of the month.
The 28th?
He nods.
My breath held, I stare in disbelief.

My finger points to my heart.

You’re born on the 28th, too?
I nod.

We’re speechless.

Astrologically improbable, but true:
We sweethearts share a birthday.
A wintery, lenten time of year–
but for us, full of warmth, love and cheer.

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