Picking you up from the airport;
jet airliner bringing you home once again.
Waiting for the plane in the cold wind,
while the sun brings glory to the West.
How long has it been since I’ve touched you?
Almost a million miles ago it seems.
Absence doesn’t get any easier,
when your face won’t leave my dreams.
Seeing your smile, hearing your laugh;
they fill every room that you’re in.
Eagerly searching for you,
finding you at the baggage claim.
Could my mind be playing tricks on me?
Or are you more beautiful than before?
Overwhelmed, I rush to your side;
feeling the resonance of our two smiles.
Feeling your warmth I hug you closely;
safe in each other’s arms—home again.
Chuck Connors, January 15, 2010