homesick

– crackling phone lines –

after an hour of hearing that one familiar voice

the specific pitch and rhythm to each of the words spoken

like a soothing song known since birth

something in her s h a t t e r e s

and the girl who valued her independence

above everything

suddenly values her roots more

for home is the place that birthed her dreams,

the ones she is setting out to live

19 thoughts on “homesick

  1. “and the girl who valued her independence

    above everything

    suddenly values her roots more

    for home is the place that birthed her dreams,

    the ones she is setting out to live”

    wow.

    this couldn’t be more relatable. thank you as always

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  2. i relate to this immensely. as someone who literally traveled all the way across the country to make a home in another state, i avoid phone calls at all costs, because it seems to do nothing but make my heart hurt. thank you for writing this in such a lovely way–you are amazingly talented xx

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