If You Are Working From Home...

This poem is for you if you are now working from home. It's about about how precious home is to me and to encourage you to reflect on what home means to you.


Home


I stand on a plateau with you


Beneath my feet the rock, sturdy and smooth, resists the gravity well of space-time


Home is a feeling, a place in the valley below, green and safe, sunlit and secure, somewhere to stay and be


All my life it has eluded me


My breath steady, outwardly calm, the crackling sickliness of fear circles through my veins, finding its lowest point, the place of perpetual anxiety


Oblivious to its source and purpose I give it space, submit to its invasive permanence


On the plateau I decide it’s time


I take your hand as so often you have taken mine, in the place of sanctuary created and re-created


Suddenly there is only us, only this, and the magnificent sun sweeps us with kindness


I feel the letting go, and in the vacuum the sunlight finds rest


At last the ever travelling light is still


Or is it me? In the moment the feeling comes, it was here all the time


The light, the balance and the love combine and I know at last I’m home



I feel the letting go, and in the vacuum the sunlight finds rest



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