large flocks of spring geese
made themselves at home this year
their goslings grew, learned
flight, the art of fall-leaving,
like our children, college-bound
Catherine Harnett is a poet and fiction writer from Virginia who has published two books and whose work has appeared in a number of places. She writes many coming-of-age stories which illustrate life through the eyes of children as they experience the world. “Her Gorgeous Grief” appears in a volume of Coming-of-Age stories from the Hudson Review.