For Craig, On Your Anniversary (Leighton Ford)
For Craig on your anniversary
You are a husband of many years,
a father your children trust,
a son-in-law we treasure,
a doctor saluted for your excellence.
Last night I saw you as a small boy,
suddenly spotting the space station
hurtling through the clear sky,
and following it with such rapt delight
until it was out of sight.
Almost I thought you might leap
into the sky and catch it,
and perhaps you almost did.
Leighton Young Fella
May 24, 2017