6.26.2008

And miles to go.

"seemed alien, a threat, sign
of all I was not-

to bode order and lucidity
as an ideal, if not reality-

not this California plush, which

also

I was not.

And so I made myself an Easterner,
finding it, after all, more like me
than I had let myself hope."


(
excerpt: Frank Bidart, "California Plush")



85 hours left.

It's been a good run.

Peace Out, CA.




3 comments:

Amy said...

Good luck moving!

a. pinkroom said...

Yeah! No more smelly packing tape! Enjoy the trip! Even though I'm moving farther away from Pgh, we'll still be closer. I like that poem.

meli said...

you're leaving! i still can;t believe it. enjoy the trip. i just realized that you won't be able to read this b/c your comp. is packed up. love you guys!