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Degrees

You’ve been leaving by degrees

Since those first brave bike rides around the block
The karaoke slumber parties in grade school
The solo bus trips downtown at 13
Then your driver’s license
Now college

We take comfort knowing that in leaving
You learned to find your way home

Degrees

You’ve been leaving by degrees

Since those first brave bike rides around the block
The karaoke slumber parties in grade school
The solo bus trips downtown at 13
Then your driver’s license
Now college

We take comfort knowing that in leaving
You learned to find your way home

Barbara Lloyd McMichael, 56

Des Moines / Des Moines

 
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