The author, Thomas Wolfe
wrote that you cannot.
I wanted to argue that I have
done so, in visits, countless times,
but I have to concede, he is right,
as I stand in a house no longer home.
We were a family of five the last time
I was here. I’d been sure we’d always be.
My husband and son had left, too soon,
and now reside in their heavenly home.
Memories, reality and tears overflowed
as I stood in a house no longer home.
Caryl Calsyn is a retired interior designer. She has always been a writer, but poetry became the mode preferred a few years ago and eventually she became a published author. She is a past president of a writer’s club, past chairman of the county historical commission and a museum board member. She leads a faith group and sings in a chorale and the church choir.