Invited you to an unmade bed,
Restless woman come home.
Hold you back, hold you down.
You’ve been roaming and
Fighting for something more.
Lock the door behind you,
Keep the key secret, down and safe.
Skin bake golden, shake years off.
Cook for you after doing the dishes,
Calm woman, just keep this moving
And don’t let it get too cool.
Hunger in your cheeks,
See down to your bones.
Set the table and pour your wine.
Burn a candle if you please.
Freckles reflecting, quiet and light.
Lace you up warm and tight,
Medicine woman, go out to heal.
Can’t keep you here.
Let the silence be comforting,
Enjoy the isolation found in your strength.
The footprints will lead you home,
If that’s what you wish.
Knowing you won’t need to find your way back.