Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Poetry Tuesday: To A High School Senior


To A High School Senior
--Pat Schneider
(for K)

Don't go. Don't stay.
Daughter. Morning after afternoon
the last year slips away.

Singing all the old songs, you will go
(ambivalence of moon, certainty of sun)
we know

only half of what we are.
The earth is earth to us, star
perhaps

if apprehended far enough away.
Daughter – don't go.
Don't stay.

1 comment:

Happy Homemaker said...

Sniffle, dab, sniffle!!!