When it first happens,
it’s so effortless and easy
that I almost don’t notice.

Talking with people 
that mere months ago 
were not even strangers,
but simply unknown to me

Speaking about a place 
that I now know better
than the back of my hand
I say to my people
“Let’s go home,”

And I don’t know when I started calling it that,
but I know that label has fit it
for a while.