To My Dearest Daughter,

Tammi Belko

College online means indulging in
homemade lasagna every day if you’d like,
no skimping on the mozzarella cheese, baby!
and there’s copious amounts of red wine, the kind you
can’t afford at school, not
that I’m encouraging excessive drinking, but still …
It’s more satisfying to drink with family
Remember, this too shall pass
No, you aren’t in Kansas anymore, but
pancakes taste better with chocolate chips, you’re
welcome, there’s a can of whipped cream in the fridge,
no judgement here
Look on the brightside,
there’s a gassed car in the garage and
the keys are right where you left them
Never fear, where ever you go, that’s where you are,
because there’s no place like home.


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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems Copyright © 2021 by Tammi Belko is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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