this wasn’t the day I learned to walk

nor was it when I began to talk

i did not move to a new state

it wasn’t when i had my first date

or delightedly viewed a shooting star

nor got licensed to drive a car

i didn’t get married this year

or decide heights was one of my fears

no children were born to me

didn’t get stung by a bumblebee

it was just the first year i posted poetry

and today is my poetry-posting anniversary