Today I updated my special occasions calendar.
You know the one,
The months and days are listed
But not a year.
You note your special events, birthdays, anniversaries.
Some call it a perpetual calendar
But it is not.
As I added six new birthdays, two new anniversaries
I also deleted ten names
They had died this year, too many.
Yes, they are gone I thought
But only from the perpetual calendar
They remain in my heart.