I thought I was a girl of a thousand lands,
vaster, a million lands.
I traveled far and deep into the winter
and found myself a girl without even one
place to call mine.
Maybe if I could buy a house
in a secluded part of town
grow plants in its garden
and water them every morning,
maybe then I could call that place mine,
and with it a whole town,
a whole city,
a whole country would rise to meet and salute me:
"Welcome foreigner! Welcome to your home!"