Birthday Poem for Christina 2018

So mazel tov, Christina,
  On reaching thirty-two.
Your growing years add dignity
  And gravitas to you.

You deserve a celebration
  For making it this far.
Perhaps a glass of ouzo in
  A friendly island bar?

Do folks do birthday cakes in Greece,
  With candles burning bright?
They should bring you flaming pastry
  On this very special night.

Meanwhile your agèd B-in-L
  Is missing you today,
But soon will make you welcome
  In the City by the Bay.

June 2018