Hiraeth

Sometimes I feel homesick

Even though technically I live at home

and in another sense I very much carry my home with me

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I don’t know where it is, I don’t know when I’ll get there, but I miss it, hard

It’s like I am weary, worry-worn, battle-scarred and soaked through from trudging too long in the rain

And I’m tired of fighting to keep going and trying to stay warm

It’s been a long day and I just want to go home.

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Just to know I’m round the corner, getting close,

To reach that door, to see the kitchen light through the narrow coloured stained glass of the porch

To put down my heavy bags and peel off my coat and socks

To feel the warmth of the fire and rest my weary legs

To come in, and fall into your arms

That is all I want.

Home.

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