Unfamiliar Home

I test out the word "home"

on my tongue

let it roll back and forth

across the roof of my mouth

feel it fall heavy from

my lips

home

                   home

       home

              home

  home         home

 

 

Say it so many times

It loses all meaning,

 

becomes completely

foreign to me

 

the same way you and I

had become so familiar

 

and yet strangers in

the same breath