Laughter exploded like fireworks
and a celebration of renewal was underway
faces were aglow and agog with child-like wonder at the display.
Your name sizzles on the barbecue
and there’s food for all tastes,
no one will go hungry at this audio/visual feast.
Moving once more in nonchalant beauty
like a cat licking smiling lips
still sticky with residual cream,
there’s a barbecue queue forming
of those who want to stroke you and hear you purr.
Bright sparks land on onlookers,
tingling skin and warming flesh
and some reach out to catch
the burning effusiveness of your renaissance.
A resplendent Φοίνιξ has emerged from the ashes.