another definition of home

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~ Lin Yutang

Gosa Syren in IKEA-Swedish:
not corpulent, not plump,
not for back sleeping
(like the tag says)
Not stiff, not fluffy,
Not fragrant, not memory-
molded, not down-filled–
Flat,
like the world was once
pre-Portugal and Spain,
rounded corners,
raised on a swell,
sheathed in flannel
cool to the cheek.
No other vessel can convey
this moonlight passage.

1 thought on “another definition of home

  1. Nice! Though through all these years of traveling I’ve always taken my pillow with me! My one secret concession to comfort in an otherwise austere life!

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