Sitting on my couch,
I look around the room.
The only sound is my breathing,
I hope I can go home soon.
Home to the sounds of life and laughter,
to the feeling of overwhelming love.
Home to companionship and family,
to where I am truly loved.
Here I am all alone,
Fighting the darkness that surrounds.
My stomach turns at the feeling of longing,
For the feeling of my mother's hug.
I need the all-encompassing love that only my family can bring,
I need it like I need the air in my lungs.
But until I can get there,
Until I am free,
I must fight through the homesickness that surrounds me.
So I am sorry for the frequent calls,
Even though I know you love them too.
I am sorry for the late-night texts,
They come when I am thinking of you.
I am sorry that I have been gone so long,
Just know that I love you and can't wait to come home.