welcome home

by Richard Paez

weave dreams
like tapestries

hang them up
just long enough
to forget them

never walk
down that hallway

find a room
with big windows

undo the latches
you never needed
in the first place

pull hard
let in fresh air
and breathe

you wake up in a house that you don't recognize
touch the wall you remember painting
but not when
walk through hallways without memories
doorways without echoes
living rooms never lived in
step on to the overgrown yard
you remember choosing this place
but not moving in
wave to neighbors you don't recognize
walk back inside and

weave dreams
like tapestries

hang them up
just long enough
to forget them

one day
you'll remember


Posted on 08/07/2003
Copyright © 2024 Richard Paez

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jean Mollett on 08/07/03 at 04:23 AM

Hi Richard, Good one. Yest kinda sad. Sounds like being away from home to long, not recalling things. Come back once in awhile, look at those walls for pictures, ya won't forget. Walk down that hallway, taking it all in. Peace & Joy, Jean

Posted by JD Clay on 08/08/03 at 12:21 PM

Nomadic poetry, malachi. This poignant piece recalls just how precious life truly is, and how delicate the balance. Roots and wings, baby! Peace...

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 10/16/03 at 03:17 AM

I like how it moves from the idea of creating dreams into the dream, then back out into the idea again (if that makes sense at all)

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