gerber daisySo tomorrow we take our firstborn to college. Although I’m rarely at a loss for words, this one has me reflective, sad, excited, joyful, curious, hopeful…and not very eloquent. So here’s a tanka poem I wrote a couple years ago, with maybe some kind of understanding.

Driving Lessons 

What you need to know
-signal, accelerate, merge–
I must teach you well

be as safe as possible
so you can one day leave me.

Bon voyage, my sweet. I will always be just a yelp away.


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One Response to Transitions

  1. Karen says:

    Tough times, I know. Sorry wasn’t able to get together during my short stay in CO. I’m in South Dakota right now. Not sure where headed next, just where the snow isn’t!!

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