They’re not, of course. Though no further away
than from them, probably. (‘Notionally’ . . .
thanks Ken). Anyway, I wish them well.
It’s a harder place than it was.
The poets? Their ‘wars’? Get over it,
I’d say. “Give out but don’t give up.”
I don’t miss my birthplace, yet. At least
feel no more alien here than there
1698 – a few years past the ‘glorious revolution’
At the Governmental level (and in the press
to some extent) racism seems pretty prevalent here.
But at least at the purely local level, here (e.g.)
in a ‘provincial’* university, people seem to
be able to deal with ‘difference’ pretty well.
The students seem very un-segregated.