The City

'You won't find a new country, won't find another shore.
This city will always pursue you. You will walk
the same streets, grow old in the same neighbourhoods,
will turn gray in these same houses.
You will always end up in this city. Don't hope for things elsewhere:
there is no ship for you, there is no road.
As you have wasted your life here, in this small corner,
you've destroyed it eveywhere else in the world.'

But Cavafy had only got it half right.
The City is everywhere, where ever you go
where ever you look. There is no escaping it.
You will always end up in this city. Don't hope for things elsewhere:
there is no ship for you, there is no road.
You will walk the same streets, grow old in the same neighbourhoods,
will turn gray in these same house
even if you had not wasted your life.
The City is everywhere.