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Blooming May Birthdays

Around us see May flowers, all in bloom Let's gleefully start to shed Pandemic gloom There's much less need to give each other lots and lots of room Because no longer must we meet - if at all - on Zoom Party times resuming now at stadia, beach and bars While JPL's ingenious new 'AIRcraft' flies on Mars While busy hands delineate panel lines and ailerons Our minds note that May birthdays include cultural icons Fred Astaire and Martha Graham still show us high-class dance Mary Cassat and Katherine Hepburn represent romance To writers, Margaret Fuller and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Inspire our own compositional toil All wonder how far we'd go if we only really tried To venture smart and curious, like NASA's Sally Ride Closer to home, more immediately This May includes two birthdays, each of 70 Unnoticed by Historians...that may be but they're for Kenneth Murphy, and for me.

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