Birthday Card

You cannot reverse
the aging process,
but you can turn
your breath into light,
pouring it through
the vacant places
in your body,
filling every atom like
a chalice to the brim
with the invisible sap
of eternity.
Now, dear one,
let the Master
drink from you.
You are never one
moment old!

(A poem from 'Savor Eternity...')