For my birthday this year,
I would like an upcycle;
You know, like when old furniture
Gets a new coat of paint for
An updated look on the outside,
Or like a well-loved stuffed animal
That gets totally new insides,
And its outside is refreshed.
Or like the recently emptied fruit jar,
Cleansed both inside and out,
And filled with sparkly lights.
I would be better than before,
Ready for a few years more.