Homesick

By Megan Cooke

Floating,
Drifting like wood
This body of water cradles me in its wide set of arms
Surrounding me from head to toe

The chill of the sea
And the warmth of my muscles collide
Crashing together like sharp rocks and the tide

The feeling in my limbs drain
Leaving nothing by numbness in its place

Echoes of loneliness bounce off each wave
And my body remains limp and frail
Floating in the never ending sea

The waves cover me like blankets
And play the lullaby everyone longs to hear when placing a shell to their ear
I nestle up into the waves, dreaming of home
And this body of water rocks me to sleep
Neither of us knowing where I’ll end up once I wake

You are my home
And I’m homesick

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