Planning an escape to the exotic,
A getaway from what is familiar.
Leaving behind old days of habit,
Surprise is such an infrequent caller.
Challenges incite a new excitement,
Faraway cities offer limelight living.
Suitcases contain uncharted hopes,
Dressed to impress and be impressed.
Foreign tongues and tastes to fathom,
Tick lists of sights to see and remember.
Rushing freedom into precious little time,
Pressure eventually points towards home.
The comfort of one’s own duvet and pillow,
Routine quells the pangs of our separation.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 24/11/2013