I'm including the background to the "Hummingbird Cake."
|Michelle's special day!|
|Fennel, ginger, chocolate crisps.|
Today was my sister, Michelle's 48th birthday,
so we had a little family celebration here.
Greg is the photographer,,, and from left to right:
me lighting the candles, niece Danaye, birthday girl Michelle,
step-dad Kern, aunt Frieda, mom, brother Kern,
sis-in-law Adalia and nephew Ambrose.
My sister is my best friend.
She is solid as a mountain,
gentle as a dove.
From the same cocoon
Two sister butterflies born
Wings joined eternal
(haiku for Michelle, 2007)