• “Almost Home
    by Sugar Mae Cole

    Home isn’t always a place you picture in your mind
    With furniture and cookies and music playing and people laughing.
    Home is something you can carry around like a dream
    And let it grow in your heart until you’re ready for it.
    Losing things helps you appreciate when you find them again
    And finding things gives you hope that when you lose things
    It might not be forever.
    Once, long ago, a girl lost her home, but she didn’t lose her dream.
    She hung on to it as the wind kept trying to blow it away,
    But that just made it stronger.
    So now she has keys and walls of many colors
    And people around her who think she’s something.”