Today’s poem is for Claudia Schoenfeld, who has been visiting New York and writing poems about it. Today she posted “just about arriving” on her blog. This poem is my response.
All those swirling feelings!
You, a traveller in a foreign city
wishing the trip would never end.
Your poems are your letters home.
your disjointed / parenthesed / em-dashed / verses
mirror the mind
of every traveller
who, exhausted and fascinated,
magical and slightly surreal.