Home Again?

Coming back for this Christmas visit,
Four months later, to the day,
Is strange in many ways --
A cheap motel room,
The tug of 29 years here,
In some ways like I never left,
But also feeling like a stranger,
With out-of-state license plates
And a new driver's license --
I am an alien
In the place where I raised my girls,
Where I spent nearly three decades.

I think Thomas Wolfe was right.

December 20, 2008

Copyright © 2008, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Old friend, what are you looking for?

    After those many years abroad you come

    With images you tended

    Under foreign skies

    Far away from your own land

    -George Seferis, 'Return Of The Exile'