to my city-strangers & my unnamed campus rats:
you are & always have been the main characters in my chicago love story. i haven't met her yet, but i'm sure the portland version of myself will miss you the most.
you make this city what it is for me no matter who i'm with, where i am or what i'm doing there.
don't you think there is such a beauty in that kind of consistency?/ thank you for the mangoes & also for the salt.
Oh! & just today thank you for splitting that fancy sort of kitschy something with me... maybe i'll go to savannah sooner.