I accept that she loves me
but no longer needs me
or her mother
Ohio winters give her this chill.
Now she thaws in San Diego.
a fiber optic umbilical to her ear
she can cut at will
and a cocktail job
that earns her the freedom
away from us.
She couldn’t get there from here.
She had to start from someplace else.
Richard M. O’Donnell‘s works have appeared in many venues. His on-line publications and YouTube films can be accessed at his homepage: http://www.wormsview.com.