A Far Rockaway of the Heart

A native-born New Yorker
I was from the Lower Inside

a part of town much favored

addicts of the subjective
(a subversive group always being investigated)
as well as buddhists
and their lower chakras
and others seeking salvation
from various realitiesĀ 
virtual or actual
and losing track
of where I was coming from
with the amnesia of an immigrant
I traveled over
the extrovert face
of America
But no matter where I wandered
off the chart
I still would love to find again
that lost locality
Where I might catch once more
a Sunday subway forĀ 
some Far Rockaway of the heart

-Lawrence Ferlingheti