Where is home?

I live in two countries and that’s exciting. By there is another side to it: the feeling of rootlessness and the longing for a permanent home.


With Christmas looming once again
I drag gifts across town
board a plane heading for
what used to be home
always looking for that
     Hello dear
              so glad to see you

Old smells
the pulsing of familiar blood
some sense of lasting love
in a town of faces growing faint with time
friends scattered in Los Angeles
Santa Fe

Baby boots kick
a happy squeal and quick kiss
eyes sparkle
     then languish


This aerodynamic tumbling
     leaves stretch-marks
in my heart

Here I am
still searching the earth
     for a home

(from Path of Fire)

2 Responses to “Where is home?”

  1. Maryann Miller Says:

    Enjoyed this very much. So nice to meet you vi Helen Ginger's newsletter.

  2. author Christa Polkinhorn Says:

    Hello Maryann,
    Thanks for droping by. Great to "meet" you too.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!