Updated: Oct 22, 2020
This short poem was very loosely devoted to Odin; or at least, it began as a piece of poetry for him, and I think turned into an ode to his followers.
According to Merriam-Webster,
wanderlust is a “strong longing for
or impulse toward wandering”.
It is - to me, to you - much more than that
for it is not enough to wander. It matters less
where one one may wander to, and more
to where their mind may wander
along the way. It wanders not in steps, but in leaps
and bounds, nine nights out of ten. And on the ninth,
it comes down from the tree and puts its hat
upon the hook and rests, for just a night.
At times, the mind must wander home,
and when there is no home to wander to
it finds a palace along the road.