A Welcome Home by John Grey


The busy randomness
of an American airport
gradually receded

and people I knew,
first dimly seen through the chaos,
emerged from all
the chatter, the hugs,
the PA, the jostling
of backpacks and suitcases,
the baggage cart traffic
and my own jet-lagged bleariness.

My loved ones were waiting
to welcome me.
No one else was there.

©2019 John Grey


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John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Midwest Quarterly, Poetry East and North Dakota Quarterly with work upcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, Hawaii Review and Roanoke Review.


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