Coming Home - J.K. Durick

Perhaps, it’s the exit you take
after hours on the interstate
racing, jockeying for position,
the way heavy traffic makes
you feel anonymous, singular
just a small part of a too large
machine racing forward with
no destination, just movement
carrying you on. So, perhaps
when that exit comes, the one
you know well, the one that’s
been there waiting all the time
you were gone you exit and
then everything becomes part
of you, familiar and knowable,
this road, these streets, the house
you see when you turn the corner
drive slowly, almost ceremonially
then pull onto the driveway and
you are finally home.

J. K. Durick is a retired writing teacher and online writing tutor. His latest writing project is writing a poem a day during what seems like this endless pandemic – it’s in the two hundreds now. His recent poems have appeared in Literary Yard, Black Coffee Review, New Feathers Anthology, Synchronized ChaosMadswirl, and Highland Park Poetry.