Kathleen Kirk is the author of three poetry chapbooks and the poetry editor for Escape Into Life. Her poems appear in a number of print and online journals, including Leveler, Blue Fifth Review, and Right Hand Pointing. She has two children, a daughter, sweet 16, with a brand spanking new driver’s license, and a son, the boy in the poem, now a beautiful young man, just turned 21 in June. She blogs about poetry, random stuff, and reading at Wait! I Have a Blog?!