Even though I grew up in a large city, and since have lived in several more, for a long time I made my home on a different scale. Thus, when I arrived here, feeling somewhat overwhelmed by this city's relative complexity, my mind rehearsed several scenarios of departure, but to where?

Then I realized that this was not the problem, but the cusp of an old lesson:

To be a poet is to make a place
that is not a place,
       but a language
in the space of terra incognita.


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