The nostalgic way forward

Nostalgia, I have been taught, is a longing to recreate a lost home. It’s a desire I always feel intensely during my first few weeks back in Berkeley after any time in my hometown. I long for the way the world looks from inside a car — the way buildings
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Ode to an old friend

You know when you miss someone or something? Well, I’ve been feeling like that for the past couple months. There isn’t much that I can do, digging up my long-forgotten and deeply buried poetic skills. So here is what I came up with, inspired by a lost little friend.