Somewhere I have never travelled

May 7th, 2022 Posted In: Writing

(Somewhere I have never travelled – beyond any experience – e.e. cummings)

I will travel to that foreign country
That is you
I will set down my roots there
Precariously
I will accustom myself
To the strangeness
That is you

I will leave behind the ties
And the comfort that is warm
I will leave behind
The reassuring
I will step out

Into you my foreign country
And learn your customs
And teach you mine
I may become a stranger
To the things I knew before
I may lose
I may find

But I will cross over the frontier
Without looking back
I will move into the newness
Into you, around you, beyond you
Into the darkness
Or into the light

But I will go there.

 

Eileen Laurie – 1992