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What Is

The meaning of Home is simple to a child –
at least it was to me. I’d moved five times
before Grade Three; to my nine-year-old mind,
Home was where my bear Ted slept, and where wild
bedtime stories of Dad’s dog Socks beguiled
me into dreams. But I left all that behind
at fifteen. For years I drifted, trying to find
a place of my own to belong to. . . After a while,

I stopped looking. I lie in bed, alone,
while Ted, wrapped in my circled arms, lies fast
asleep. The pictures of my friends smile down –
I grin at Bre’s goofy gaze – and in my last
floating thoughts, it crosses my mind that Home
is wanting what is now, and not the past.

What Is

Mieke Boynton

Broome, Australia

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