My Birthday Poem

It’s hard to believe this aging that keeps happening to you and me
Like it’s hard to look in the mirror embracing the wisdom that I see
And yet I feel such deep gratitude for all those things that have made me
And the awesome beauty of nature surrounding my life that has saved me
That thick deep coastal fog nourishing the redwoods and my thirsty soul
The sun that slowly finds its’ way and the moon that is almost whole
The tides that find their way to shore as they perpetually ebb and flow
The blessings of this breath that breathes me, and the mystery I do not know