2nd Saturday



Dave M grilled up burgers

4 May 2013


A couple birthday cards
collected wishes:
“Happy fifty first JD.”
Dignity Village transcends
homeless shelter
this sunny spring morning.
It is Saturday.



In the Village Commons
coffee’s in process,
lunches await the microwave,
two overnight guests
have closeted their blankets.
Hidden elsewhere, the TV remote,
a secret birthday cake
and a tub of ice cream.

Villagers gather,
Ruthie lights frosting “5” and “1.”
Full volume surprise
Singing happiness
to Ruthie’s birthday-boy husband.

Satisfying pleasures.



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