Home is the Sailor
Homecomings call for clemency and memory that is short,
for when a sailor comes back home to his favorite port,
he doesn’t like returning to atone for past mistakes.
He’d rather do his penance for the new ones that he makes.
This isn’t any riddle, no mystery is involved.
It’s simply that some other bad habits have evolved.
He finds he cannot take the time to mend what he’s forgotten
when he has so many other newer habits ill-begotten.
The prompt words today are homecoming, clemency and riddle.