Birthday

His Laughter

The first time his laughter
unfurled its wings in the wind,
we knew that the world
would never be the same.

Her Laughter

The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.

Hidden Twin

He was always a twin but he kept the other one hidden under his Stetson to protect her from the sun & the wind & the stares of startled people.

Hard to Impress

hard to impress because she’s already seen the sun rise today & it doesn’t get much better than that

Flying Woman

for a long time, she flew only when she thought no one else was watching

Forever

How old do you have to be to die? he said & I said I didn’t think anybody was ever old enough & that made sense to him since he was still new to the world & remembered how forever had been.

Falling Into Place

deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.

Busy Life

Everyone sang Happy Birthday except Max who claimed he didn’t know the words.
I was busy that day, he said, & it really hasn’t let up since.

Birthdays (fem)

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365, more or less, because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday. She had some disagreement from her knees about the actual figures though…