Thursday, November 3, 2011
AEDM 2011 #3: Goodbye
Five years ago,
in thirst for my next adventure,
in pursuit of liberation
elsewhere in the nation
I stood on my Dallas doorstep
and declared "Destination: Los Angeles."
Then you sidled up to me out of the Midwestern vapor and asked:
"Why go to that La-La-Land when you can come to this one instead?
The land is lush and green,
the air is free and easy
and you can live as you wish."
Instinctively and without hesitation
I changed direction toward the interior unknown -
and true to your word,
I arrived to find your landlocked bubble of liberty
where individuality reigned,
and acceptance prevailed.
Somehow you knew the Free State was where I needed to be.
Somehow you knew I'd have to land smack in the middle of the country to find my sea legs.
Now it's time for me to use them.
Goodbye and thank you
I will miss you.