06 July 2009

Going Back

wellington

seldom have i felt as easy on my feet
hesitancy fled in chill-growing
winter’s expectancy even though

there
familial warmth fed footsteps
seeking distant paths and i walked
where blood of my blood kept counsel
knew where i came from

in morning’s bas relief
mementos were sure
and comforting
memories filling gaps
polished from constant
use and the sounds
returning

i see tomorrow now
with no regrets
i know where
i am going, know
that i did not
come back
to return
© 1 June 2009, I. D. Carswell