to those days at the beach
to your first morning of summer vacation
to the faintly-spicy air of impending autumn
and the scent of freshly opened crayons
in that daffodil-papered kitchen.
The final box stowed.
The last turn of that particular key
in that tricky lock.
You’ll have your own room!
You’ll get to make new friends!
You will have so much exploring to do!
Looking back through the rear window,
you sigh, and, protectively, decide not to tell
them they’re not fooling you. After all:
Resilience is a dish best served cold.
(c) 2018, by Hannah Six
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