This is my story.
Laughter and the sea
gave way to studying and peace-keeping.
There was a loss, but we kept going,
the same as before, minus a member.
Studying turned into dissatisfaction
with the institution, the law, myself.
So the change was made,
the textbooks were replaced with Keats.
The English department didn’t want to take a chance on a quitter,
so I write.