(This was me, clattering down the hill to the train station to pick up my kids, post-party)
And it makes me so happy
At the thought of opportunity and belonging
And this is what is on the other side of the hill
When there are friends on the other side
Of all who have moved away.
And I meant to take out my camera
The setting sun watercolor
Diarama of Roppongi, Tokyo,
And all the good change—
Ginkgo, shadows, sunset blue pink
Swimming through melon and dramatic Champagne.
Babies that smile and lift their own neck,
Cards and gifts and choking up
At the value of friends belonging with
All that to say,
I am glad to have found you,
My dear other, extraordinary half.
Getting there was all worth it.