where we are

Today’s poem comes from Gerald Locklin, and talks about the romance of being able to pick up and move to another place that is still home.

Wayfare Tavern, appropriate for a poem about possible wayfaring
Wayfare Tavern, appropriate for a poem about possible wayfaring

where we are
by Gerald Locklin

(for edward field)

i envy those
who live in two places:
new york, say, and london;
wales and spain;
l.a. and paris;
hawaii and switzerland

there is always the anticipation
of the change, the chance that what is wrong
is the result of where you are. i have
always loved both the freshness of
arriving and the relief of leaving. with
two homes every move would be  a homecoming.
i am not even considering the  weather, hot
or cold, dry or wet: i am talking about hope.

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