home is where i had never been

i have gone north on southern days
and west against the eastern breeze

in confusion, i have wondered where i am
where i have been, where i will be

i have left footprints in tallahassee
enjoyed coffee at sidewalk cafés in savannah
and traced your lips with my eyes on rainy days

your hands fit into mine in carmel and sausalito
where a moment can last a lifetime for lovers
who dare to feel the ocean breeze
and listen to the depths of their own hearts

i have measured your beauty against a tiburon backdrop
where colors flap in the wind like a wayward sail
where your smile compliments the city
and sausalito is alive with drifting bohemian sounds

i have gone south on northern days
and east against the western breeze
seen your smile on a sausalito morning
and kissed you in a nashville dream

with you it never mattered
whether i went north or south, east or west
i always knew i was home
and home is where i had never been