my house is still unfamiliar enough
that i sometimes miss the last
on the carpet all arms and knees,
just enough impact to get an
but it reminds me
of how impermanent i have been
waiting to take root somewhere.
i think i'm trying to root here, but
off-putting, the newness of
it all, the jarring realization
that this is nowhere near home
surroundings i know in the dark
are far from me now.
in this house i stumble
in every room, waiting
to learn it.
to be sure i won't be leaving
too soon for the knowledge