a gentle readjustment

of possibilities

now that her exam is over

it’s hard

to throw oneself

out the door

more than was strictly


i’d become accustomed

to the stay-at-home lifestyle

getting extra work done

in the evenings

and random research

has its occasional rewards

but now

knowing it’s not

as necessary

as it was

a strange tiredness

clouds my mind

it’s hard to move

and equally hard

to stay put.