Sanctuary

Home is the nicest word there is. — Laura Ingalls Wilder 

The ache for home lives in all of us. — Maya Angelou

You sigh in the evenings,

long releases, chimes

that mark the twilight

hours, you hold memory,

years of living that show

in each scar from aging,

you are so familiar

that even in the darkness,

I can find my way

to each part within your

welcoming walls, 

and during storms,

in the gray-cold of winter,

when the world is unsafe

or unfriendly, you wait

to comfort and provide

shelter, and I am so grateful

for the warmth of your hearth,

and so I thank God for each sweet

blessing home provides.

—C.L. Fisher, August 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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