Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you.
-Zechariah 1:3-

Think of the long trip home.
Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
Where should we be today?
Is it right to be watching strangers in a play
in this strangest of theatres?

But surely it would have been a pity
never to have had to listen to rain
so much like politicians’ speeches:
two hours of unrelenting oratory
and then a sudden golden silence.
-Elizabeth Bishop-