our daughter lives far away

across the equator, beyond the date line

our son lives by the pacific ocean

a hard two days drive away

we talk of course

and communicate in the digital fashion

but we no longer get to peek in at night

while they are asleep in their beds

or watch them play with their friends

or read them to sleep

but we can look back on our journey

that brought us here

and comprehend some parts of their lives today

as a wise man said

“so it goes”

10/20/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott