The Tourist (with audio)


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Poetkisses

To belong

within

or

to belong

without

knowing

whether

you are really shifting

to something different

or statically

being

is something

that she isn’t.

Do you belong here?

In every place she goes,

she knows,

she doesn’t belong here.

Never quite

the right fit,

for every shift

has felt

like a tilt

towards

the next thing

and not this

thing

that she’s currently in.

The perpetual

tourist

of being.

Visiting

and never living

in one space

long enough

to call it

her place.

Do you belong here?

Never a member

of any group

for longer than

necessary

for her to learn

she doesn’t belong here.

Or there.

Or anywhere

where

there

is more

than

her.

As if the combination

of mixing

herself

with other beings

makes things

cloudy

and unlivable.

Do you belong here?

The skill of

being fulfilled in

one thing

rather than

many things

makes no sense to…

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