Return to Nowhere

They say that you can never return to the same place twice
This echoes in my mind
As I revel in the alien familiarity of my house
I am a stranger to the person I was before I left

It’s too quiet here
The silence provides no distraction for my feelings
That expand and lap against the walls
Which reflect rather then absorb them
Overwhelming me
Making the room too small
Making emotional interference
Sensory noise
A cavity in my chest which I try to fill in
With the memory of a smile in your eyes
Knowing all too well
That only your presence will fill me full

I’m here at home
In a country that’s grown foreign on me while I was away
Because my heart is somewhere else
Stretching me across 3 continents
No wonder I’m feeling so insubstantial
No wonder I can’t sleep