No matter how far I stray
I must return to you
for we’ve walked together along this way
a journey of which you’ve remained true.
I’ve dabbled here and there and at times
I took detours to find other routes.
Even then you were patient, waiting for me to find
what was there and the results that came about.
But in the end, I’ve always returned
and you waited for me with open arms,
knowing there were things I needed to learn
and the lessons gathered caused no harm
but enhanced the journey we continue to share
toward unchartered horizons out there.