What I’d Tell You Today, If I Could (for Fran’s Birthday)

I’d tell you

that age, from where I sit

from what I know

from who I am

where I went and where

I am going I would tell you that age

is just a small idea

smaller than anything

that might happen to

your knees and we

who don’t know what age even means

we who live each day

we’re all hoping hard

that we can that we will

be able to live

each day knowing

as much as we can

who we are