The foreigners of the City rearranged
themselves into a chaos of stories that
flooded the natives with questions and stares.
The Girl from Nebraska hid from the
Girl from Texas who couldn’t stop talking about
American Horror Story.
The Girl from Texas aligned herself with the Girl
from Louisiana who claimed to be a vegan
but insisted we tried the cheesecake.
The Boy from Colorado had secrets which could
line the wall that bordered the City.
The Girls from Wisconsin spent their months
insisting they knew less about the other one
and the Girl from South Carolina hollered she
knew more about America than the professor.
While the Boys and Girls created new names
for their stories in the city of Chester,
the Girl from New York listened and watched –
and was happy.