Imminent departure

Once plans light the fuse
nerves sizzle, anxiety
flares. Can’t stand the wait.

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Separation

Buttons zippers snaps
connect. Scissors blades sunder.
Don’t know where we stand.

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Lying on Facebook

Spun as adventure,
it’s a long hard drive with a
heartbroken daughter.

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Long distance

She’s moving back, two
thousand-mile-wide break in their
nine months together.

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Adventure

Too old for pick up
and go – live in the moment
shit, but…what the hell.

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Road trip

Three thousand miles. One
week. San Francisco. New York.
Stay between the lines.

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To the rescue

She called. I’m flying
out. Quit my job already.
Knew this would happen.

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Airfare robbery

Four days’ notice, it’s
500 bucks to fly coast
to coast. Got no choice.

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Career change

This is why she can’t
move back East, the cubicle
life too dim, dull, stale.

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