Thoughts on coming back after having been away

27 Jun

I thought it would be easier, somehow

coming back here

like coming home

to rest, to be familiar again.

But somehow is not today,

not now.

Because this isn’t as much home

as it was.

The slow, relentless current

pushes on, carries us downstream

into the muddiness of now, and

the clarity of yesterday

remains upstream, just beyond the bend.

To be lost in the familiar

and away while yet at home

jostles my insides.

Like spinning in circles

in an empty field

stumbling, lurching across

crinkly grass while

the see-saw world rises up

to baffle me again.


Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Thoughts on coming back after having been away

  1. Donna J Boschma

    June 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

    You express it so well Richard. I have a huge amount of respect for who you are and what you do. Love you Richard.

    • Carol De Velder

      June 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

      So well written Richard. Sorry I didn’t get to see you but I knew you were here for immediate family. I love you and miss your teaching. You have a made a difference in my life. Thanks


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