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Side Streets

Slipping into an open space
In the fading gold of morning
I stroll past store fronts
Small and unpeopled
Snacks, pets, bamboo decor
Silk and glass, fashions of Europe
Locals walk by, barely moving
I am lost and I am charmed
And I was never more alone
I choose a hill and follow it down
A vague notion that at its bottom
I will land near a place familiar
Orient myself again
And return to where I began
No fuller, no better.

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woman wandering said…
Nice poem ... love the idea and the word play.

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