I am honored to accept this Perfect Poet Award.

All too soon

a year flew by

like the seagulls

as I held you in awe

at the ocean’s edge

wind blowing

through your light blond hair

Then, twenty more

as you held

the girl you chose

with darkness in your hair

promising everything

on a chilly, fall evening

while I, like the gulls

hovered about in the air

watching the passage of time


Tomorrow you fly

far away to the Air

losing your crop

to their demands

Proudly, my heart

takes wing beside you

beautiful young man

holding you always near

my precious only son