Michael Gordon at 65

Your quiet ways
A sign of the listener

Practiced to give the appearance of reasoned authority
Necessary in the focused, mind bending and emotional see sawing work you do
Hides the tempestuous and passionate spirit of a naughty boy

Who can only be seen
In your devilish smile and roguish past
Allowing you to play in your craft

Lets play together, new friend
In our adult and youthful games

And protect one another
From the sea salt stimulated exuberance
Or lets not

Happy Birthday!