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  • What weighs so heavily on my return
    Is it the disappointment of work
    The selfishness of family

    What is it that weighs so heavily
    After the joys and discoveries of travel

    Is it that dog that won’t stop barking
    The lawn mowers on Sunday morning
    The house that needs cleaning

    Why am I so weighed down
    Feeling the joy of travel harden inside me
    Protecting me from the disappointment
    Of arrival
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