The Day is Drawing Near

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

For one reason and another,
both my girl, nearing 20,
and my little boy, 18 months younger,
are heading off to university,
in less than two weeks.

It’s the day we parents dream of, dread,
but that never quite seems real
until it’s so close you can touch it,
and they’re already out of reach,
and drifting further…

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