Why move

Why move from your town
When you already know
      the shortcuts
      to avoid the lights
      the girl at the coffee shop who knows you drink it black
      the guy at the hardware store who knew how to fix your lawn mower
      and the Sunoco mechanic who plugged the leak for $10
      (when the dealer said replace all four radials)
      which Chinese take-out has the best moo shu pork
      which neighbors to talk to
      and which to avoid
      where you can let the dogs off the leash
You’ll also have to leave behind the tree house
You built in the backyard
Even if no one plays in it anymore

John Kropf

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