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  • Writer's pictureDeedra Gilbert

HOME sweet HOME

He eyes me: “Where are you headed?”


I politely nod: “Home.”


He thinks he is charming: “Can I take you home?”


I shake my head: “Only I seem to know the way.”


He asks: “Is it far?”


I smirk: “For some.”


He says: “You can give me the directions.”


I disagree: “I could, but then you won’t truly appreciate it.”


He jokes: “But I could get lost trying to find it.”


I’m tickled: “It isn’t as hard as you make it.”


He is charming: “If I find it, can I stay?”


I am clever: “Can you?”


He smiles: “I want to.”


I harden: “Time will tell.”


He is worried: “What if you aren’t home when I get there?”


I say goodbye: “Home is where my heart is and I’m always home.”

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