leaving home

“Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.” -Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts

I’m glad I left home–
its brome grass
waving a goodbye
and a hello;
its long dirt lanes
still there,
still solitary;
its public places
full of unguarded
character;
its kitchen
warm with
simmering soup
and some sort
of fragrant
love;
its faces–
Mom Dad
Rachel Jeanne
Myra Sarah–
meaning more
than labels on
the family tree.

So, I’m glad I
left home.

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    • Luke
    • January 15th, 2007

    18 years old.

    unconverted.

    Left home to go to school in KS.

    Best thing that ever happened to my relationship with my mom.

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