A Plan

Move back home.
I love New York, but
I could give up the annual trip.

Move back home.
PhD in hand--
Find a good job,
with benefits,
a pension,
a retirement.

Move back home.
Move into our home.
Earn enough money to buy it.
Your dad wants to move,
downsize, too much work.

You could do it, you're young.
Your stuff could stay right here,
in your old room.

Move back home to your
home city.
Meet a nice young woman.
Start a family.

It's all worked out.
Just move back home.

—Anne Bales, Milwaukee, WI