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