Welcome Home (Poem by Polly Castor)

Welcome Home (Poem by Polly Castor)

Welcome Home (Poem by Polly Castor)

Welcome Home

Before we were married
we had a long distance relationship,
and I used to ask if he missed me.
He did not, citing his completeness
independence, and self-sufficiency.
Did you even notice I was gone,
I would fish, but no, he was
simply happy to see me when he did.

We’ve been married over 27 years
and I just returned from
being gone at camp for a week,
leaving him behind
to pursue his own projects.
As I burrowed my head
into that well worn,
comfy spot on his shoulder,
he says, oh he missed me,
and I feel so shiny and replete
because our individual wholeness
has quietly grown and doubled
to include each other now.

Polly Castor


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Anne 6 years ago

    Your poem hugs me like a comforter on this crisp morning.

  2. Karen 6 years ago

    I love this poem!!!!!

  3. Cheryl 6 years ago

    I love it! What a reunion.

  4. Mary Jo Beebe 6 years ago

    As I read this sweet poem, a big smile lingers as I feel the joy and happiness the two of you bring to each other.

  5. Joan 6 years ago

    What a sweet guy. I like this, letting each other go but also that renewed happiness when you’re back together. Nice, Polly. Happy for you both!


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