**for mb, 6.20.06**
“Effervescence” – art by Pamela Caughey
according to my husband
you are a great big “exhale”
and I couldn’t have put it better.
cleansing, renewing, clearing
utterly important and needed
you rejuvenate the spirit.
your outer beauty a reflection
of your inner love and light
both are boundless.
like a grand oak tree
your shoulders strong, your spirit sturdy
your roots tangled in the Earth.
I have no doubt that you arrived
on a twinkling falling star
and that your mouth was smiling.