For your homecoming

Where you are, near the sea,

only clouds distort the moon.

I picture you reading

by lamplight, becoming

the protagonist in your book.

As you get sleepy,

letters tilt backward

until you lose

the whole story to the waves.

For your homecoming,

I have changed

the covers on your pillows,

dried outside in the wind

which never fails

to bring the sea

to our garden. Tonight

the moon droops low.

Leaves brush against it

as the wind rummages

through the trees,

looking for you.

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK