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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Alison Stone


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Nest

Should I drink wine and celebrate or should I cry?
Her moods and needs for so long were my map.
My daughter's off to college. Who am I?
I can curse, have loud sex, take a nap.

Her moods and needs for so long were my map.
Bits of self sloughed off like outworn clothes.
Now I can curse, have loud sex, take a nap.
Will it cure missing her to thaw out dreams I froze?

Bits of self sloughed off like outworn clothes.
Resigned sighs as she packs my favorite shirts.
Will it cure missing her to thaw out dreams I froze?
Sure I've regained freedom, but it hurts.

Resigned sighs as she packs my favorite shirts.
My daughter's off to college. Who am I?
Sure I've regained freedom, but it hurts.
I'll drink wine and celebrate, after I cry.