DPF / Collins

For a happy birthday to you and to me and to Stephen Spender (2.28.1909), from The Rain in Portugal.

from 2128 / by Billy Collins

It’s the year when everyone is celebrating
the 200th birthday of Donald Hall,
but I don’t know what to do with myself.

No one ever thought to tell me
that he and I would live
beyond anyone’s expectations
and that the challenge would be
to figure out how to keep ourselves busy.

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