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"Home At Last" by John Grey


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Published January 1, 2022

Home At Last

by John Grey
(Johnston, Rhode Island, USA)

I have lived abroad
enough years
to know the elation.

And I have lived long enough
to embrace
the poignant magic
that lies in the phrase
'home at last'

and to appreciate
the seizing and exhilarating beauty
of rubber skidding on tarmac,
brakes gripping,
airplane slowing to
the speed if its surrounds.

Beyond that,
it's all about people.
They know who they are.
They know what to do.
I'm counting on them
to get it right.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Penumbra, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, “Leaves On Pages” and “Memory Outside The Head” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Lana Turner and Held.

This poem is included in Poetry World #2, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in US Poetry Magazine:
Another Day
by Alexandra Leon

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