Shadows shift softly
in the early hours
transposed across the ceiling.
You wake to unfamiliar sounds
which, like shadows, will become
familiar over time.
The bed feels as it did before, even
as it rests in a new place. It is there
you realize comfort
in your new home.
Traffic patterns adjust to another route.
We all settle into new coordinates.
There is always a different way.
We experience change
throughout our lives; a new address,
a fresh set of keys, another neighbourhood,
perhaps more stairs, each
taking you closer
to a place you belong.
We live where we are,
the context often new, but
you come to know home
is where you feel you belong.
©2929 j.g. lewis