Late in 1999 the
prayer was to "...get
my act together..."*
Whichever were the
gods that answered
proved generous and kind

Fifteen years after
I ponder the
logical end game
to call wrap on
a phase an era and
Begin the BRAC**

Two years two more years
The year 2050*** set
to settle open tabs
The final sprinting to
outstretched ribbons and arms
Long live all the kings

* From LA Black's "Manifesto," 2000
** Base Realignment And Closure
*** Twenty and Fifty