Mom makes beergaritas
(beer, tequila, lemonade)
they sound disgusting
but go down sweet and smooth
especially compared to whiskey shots
five shots poured and five guys here
and guess what that makes?
Mom's best friend runs streamers across
the kitchen windows like crepe paper horizons
sets up inflatable palm trees
presents my mom with
a plastic tiara, lei, feather boa
and Mom goes all weekend
without taking them off
gulping her beergarita down
and crying this is the best birthday ever!