“[…] a groundless sadness called forth in a person’s heart by a pastoral landscape.”
    – Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

December holidays are a
struggle when first groundless,
away from home. A sadness
based in nostalgia called
homesickness, comes forth
with good-time composites in
idyllic waking dreams. A
utopia that doesn’t factor in a person’s
constant change rate. If the heart
is the compass we’re led by,
the mind uses repetition as a
way to adjust in a new pastoral

Jordan Trethewey is the poet laureate of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He has published work with many small online and print publications internationally, and his work has been translated in Vietnamese, Farsi, and French. He would be bewildered to know you are reading this right now, but would also be secretly pleased. :)

Find more of his work on his work here: jordantretheweywriter.wordpress.com