Poetry

Kitchen Stripes

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  • By Joely DeSimone '15
  • jdesimone15@amherst.edu
  • Volume XXXVI, Volume 1, October 4, 2013

 

I’ve come to find I have many homes:

temporary ones of taped-up photos,

lasting ones in the arms of friends,

an eternal one behind my eyes

in which I rest when the others are far.

 

But the home I call Home

is the worn-away, rubbed-raw

stripes below the kitchen table:

twenty years of a family scooting back

after dinner, full and calm.