©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson
Midnight Snack, Curtis Wilson Cost
Follow the bright lights home, my son.
When all is said, when all is done,
their glow still brings you back to me
in person and in memory.
Homing transcends the reach of words,
thrums sweet in souls of migrant birds,
grants every man the gift of wings,
and offers all the peace it brings.
It matters not where time has flown.
For you are loved, and you are known.
So sail home on a southern breeze.
Belonging is like air. It frees.
“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”
– George Santayana
“Out of the dreariness into its cheeriness, come we in weariness, home.”
– Steven Chalmers