July 8, 2009

where i am

Where We Are
by Gerald Locklin

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.