On the eve of my 61st birthday
Lemon slice of a new moon,
Outline of a promise behind
The black glaze of night sky.
A brushstroke of light, pale as lemonade,
Watercolor ribbon on a lapping sea,
A slick twist in an icy gin martini.
Cold night air swings open in front of me.
I walk through the door untouched.
SYLVIA LEVINSON lives in San Diego, CA. Her publications include: Snowy Egret, Blue Arc West, City Works (National Award Winner 2007), Hunger and Thirst, Mamas and Papas, San Diego Poetry Annual, San Diego Writers Ink, Magee Park, The Christian Science Monitor, The Golden Lantern and forthcoming in Ekphrasis. Her book, Gateways, Poems of Meditation and Renewal is available at www.sylvialevinson.com.