Welcome home

for Mahinarangi Tocker

Welcome yourself home
greet your plants
kiss your walls
lie naked on the floor

Bang your pots and pans
loudly
skip through all the rooms
singing nonsense words
jump on the furniture
and wave at the world
outside your windows

And then curl up
safe in the knowledge
that you're
home

Paula Harris

Published in a fine line, NZ Poetry Society journal
December 2014