MoThe lucky kind only, of course
And in the most unusual times and places
Of course, perchance  an unusual kind of kid,
Of course.

Oh, it’s not only the smile,
But the mellow, growing smarter,
Year into year,
Matinee idol popping out of every photo.

Cary, Gary, Jimmy
Waiting for his subtle joke to
Capture their moment of frivolity
To take its magic hold.

No, Mo, you don’t have to do a thing,
Play a trick,
Juggle three balls or come up with
A bunny wriggling it nose.

No Mo, what you have is
All you have to do.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia