Happy 129th birthday to Edna St. Vincent Millay, who had something to say about being housebound.
KIM (counselor): Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY (caller): It’s little I care what path I take
KIM: I’ve heard it can make all the difference.
MILLAY: And where it leads it’s little I care
KIM: As long as you can stay 6 feet away from people?
MILLAY (shouting): BUT OUT OF THIS HOUSE, LEST MY HEART BREAK, I MUST GO AND OFF SOMEWHERE!
KIM: I hear you.
From “Departure” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.