Home again — a poem

The last legs of the journey

Back on the roads that I know

Wheels turning on familiar ground

Eating the distance

Skimming past the exposed muscles of the earth

Green sinews and brown courses gleaming in the sun

Jockeying for position on the ribbon of pavement

*

Two hours at home and it feels like a dream

Did all of it happen?

Reality is harsh and unyielding

Memory deceives

But the souvenirs and pictures are proof

The photos show that it was so

And now over

Life resumes

Steady pattern

Predictable and slow.

*

But I am fresh.

I am tired and I am renewed.

The things I feared might be impossible

Are achievable. Waiting.

I had momentum on the road.

I have momentum with me still.

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