My best memory

Of Thanksgiving Day

Was so long

Ago and so

Simple that I’m

Surprised I remember

My mother sent

Me to the

Store to buy

Milk swaddled in

Heavy coat and

Cap I crossed

The playground and

Heard laughter and

Saw families gathering

Like swarms of

Bumblebees hugging golden

Sunflowers and then

As if by

Magic heaven itself

Shed its manna

And the lightest

Of snow began

To fall and

This is what

Thanksgiving means to

Me Happy Thanksgiving