All this nonsense surrounding me, and I want to go home.
Home to Victoria, BC, Canada.
Home to warm sun, luscious leaves, and the cooling sea breeze.
Home to white snow, fireplace warmth, and a bowl of hot soup.
Home to incessant rain, blooming flowers, and the call of nesting birds.
Home to balding trees, browning leaves, and the crackle of footsteps on them
Home to the orcas, kelp and the salmon of the seas.
Home to smoked salmon, woodlog fires, and log cabins.
Home to the pine trees, Rocky Mountains, and mountain glaciers.
Home to apple pies, shepherd pies, and crumble pie.
Home to the maple leaf.