Poem for Your Birthday Card

For my wonderful Debster

Jack Herlocker
Mar 24, 2021

I love your silver hair
as it becomes closer to mine

I love you aging
because you become more of yourself every day

I love you getting older
because you do it with me

I love the markers of years


I have a fondness for LovePop cards. I couldn’t find a “birthday” card I really liked, but this one felt right for the occasion. (photo by author)



Jack Herlocker

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.