Seeking Refuge

Simply Marquessa hosts #FictionFriday, inviting us to respond to a song lyric prompt with a piece of fiction in any form. This week the prompt is “I’ve been all around the world and as a matter of fact, there’s only one place left I wanna go…” from Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles – Who Says You Can’t Go Home.

Here is my humble offering.


Ran away from home.

Mojitos and canapés,

Cruise ships and dog sleds.


Airfare, train tickets,

Fast food and bottled water.

Prodigal returns.


Ran away from home.

Molotovs and hand grenades,

Cruise missiles, drone strikes.


Sarin, terrorists,

Out of food, water poisoned.

Nowhere to return.