[I can never leave – not for one heartbeat –
but I can write letters from home and this is one]
are you looking for a sanctuary?
a place that’s private and quiet?
that’s rent-free, and can’t be bought or sold?
(you will never be evicted for any reason
that you don’t have to share – even with your family
or lovers – because you can’t?
that requires no maintenance?
that needs no insurance because it can’t be damaged?
that’s as large or small as you wish?
that you can take everywhere you go –
even when you have no fixed earthly abode
and you find yourself “homeless”?
that’s as solid as rock, yet lighter than a baby’s breath?
that has views onto both the temporal and the timeless?
that has a warm hearth glowing, and a welcome mat
with your name on it, at the door?
would you believe me when I say
it is wherever YOU are, no matter what your experience?
it’s wrong to say it’s close,
it isn’t even near
it’s simply right here, when thinking disappears
with warmest love
– miriam louisa