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.
Then I sensed 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 blank space of the