Rubber against roadway for two hundred and eleven miles
miles and more miles
College kids kick it on a long journey home
Try not to worry, momma
Just wait. watch.
Wait a little longer now.
Dusk settles tick tock
and at last just before midnight
Arrival and relief
Voices relay volleys of events and truths
expectations and hopes across this week at home
The ground shifts ever so slightly.
Midnight omelet sizzles and swirls
We settle in against each other
Plates clink against flatware
Shared meals and conversations
Hearts bump up against one another in a familiar dance
Days stretch out into a cadence of possible
Our souls are seated again
Smiles seal the simple joy of being under a roof
Hold on a little tighter, grip this moment just a bit longer
This is it.