By Gian Pagnucci
“You should sleep with your head to the east,”
Dad said, as he and Mom put sheets on the bed.
I was putting clothes in the dresser drawers of my new dorm room.
“Why?” I asked.
“It’s a spiritual thing,” he said.
we bought lunch at a local grocery store and had a picnic.
and Italian sponge cookies.
“You can keep the extra cookies,” Mom said.
But then she forgot to give them to me,
so they stayed in a bag in the trunk.
After lunch, I watched them drive away.
Finally I’d left childhood behind. I was a college student.
I took the stairs to my room and stayed up late meeting people.
all I can remember is my dad’s advice and the lunch