A poem for everyone who’s moving away

it’s incredible to think

that in a few months

my reality will be forever altered

I’ll step off the plane

into a new existence

new streets I’ll walk

that will grow more familiar with each stride.

The strangers that may become friends

or even family

the bed where I’ll sleep

peppered with clothes and books and leotards

the worn out trails between home and school and train

the routine I’ll quickly fall into

and the world I’ll build around me

while the world I live in now

will fade into distant memory.

And everything I once looked at with awe

will become common and ordinary.

Until I return to my home town

and everything looks smaller

and far more beautiful

than when I walked these streets every day

my paths and routines so deeply engraved

but I am a part of a different world


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