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they say home is the place

from which you first saw the world

but i moved away when i was a baby

and don’t remember anything about it

they say home is the village

in which you spent your childhood

but i have lived mine in different places

and never really felt attached to any of them

they say home is a feeling

that you simply cannot put into words

but i haven’t figured out my emotions yet

and i’m spending my time on describing them

they say home is a person

with whom any place could feel like home

but i must be a cottage in a scandinavian forest

and others have always looked at it from a distance

they say home is everything

i have never lived in twenty years

and now i am starting to think that maybe

all i have to do is try to be my own home for a while

© Anna Portmann 2023-01-03


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