back in that vast and stunning childhood yard of our family,
underneath a magical tent
with fairy lights all-around
we met up again
with those few dearest to us.
I marveled at my man,
directing the first words at our crew,
welcoming all so warmly.
so moved, I sought to join in, too.
in those first minutes of the celebration
we locked eyes with each person there
and feel so blessed
to call these folks our friends.