When you’ve been walking
in circles, wrapped in old conversations
that can never keep you warm
and every moment is another moment
she’d rather be somewhere else.
When you’re weary because your heart
is tied to your child
so it is always traveling
or packing its bags.
When you can’t remember
how to reach her or how to get home–
Rest on the road.
Talk long into the night with the other travelers, who are
all searching for their wandering hearts.
Light a fire and sip something warm together.
Swap stories and laugh.
Though this is not the place you sought
you can learn to let it be, for now, close to