Without You by Arlin Buyert
The campus visits started two years ago.
Like a bluebird checking out her nesting sites,
she narrows it down to four.
Finally, “We are pleased to inform you.”
The packing starts in July,
a tearful goodbye hug for Sadie our dog
and we are off.
A “Welcome Home” banner greets us at the campus gate.
Where to park, Dayton Hall,
we carry boxes and suitcases
to her third floor nest.
Parent Tour: Library, Fine Arts Center, Old Main, Stadium.
Parent Orientation: Let them adjust…without you.
Parent Lunch: Pasta, salad and tea.
Not hungry, not thirsty.