she was getting ready.
getting ready for what, you might ask,
anything, I might answer, getting ready for
life, a life without you,
a life without a job, a life pregnant with
no borders, no passports, no commands,
no fathers, no mothers, no rules,
she's getting ready
without a suitcase, a stack of books,
a black raincoat and some new shoes,
a ticket to somewhere, the idea of
you are her friend
she is taking you with her.