Rose is away at college, but the fear is still here.
I foolishly thought that it would leave when she left.
That she would take it with her, but I was wrong.
I was unaware of this until a friend pointed it out…
that I gasped “Oh, no.” every time the phone rang during our visit.
My phone rang while I was shopping yesterday.
This fear did not leave because she did.
It is still here.
It does not belong to her.
It is my own.