You said, I’ll go to another land, I’ll go to another sea.
Another city will be found, a better one than this.
Union Station, Los Angeles, California >> Fullerton >> Riverside >> San Bernadino >> Victorville >> Barstow >> Needles >> Kingman, Arizona >> Williams Jct >> Flagstaff >> Sedona
Any new lands you will not find; you’ll find no other seas.
The city will be following you. In the same streets
Flagstaff Station, Arizona >> Winslow >> Gallup, New Mexico >>Albuquerque >> Lamy >> Las Vegas >> Raton >>Trinidad, Colorado >> La Junta >> Lamar >> Garden City, Kansas >> Dodge City >> Hutchinson >> Newton >> Topeka >> Lawrence >> Kansas City, Missouri >> La Plata >> Fort Madison, Iowa >> Galesburg, Illinois >> Princeton >> Mendota >> Naperville >> Chicago, Union Station
you’ll wander. And in the same neighborhood you’ll age,
and in the same houses you’ll go grey.
Hammond-Witing, Indiana >> South Bend >> Toledo,Ohio >> Cleveland >> Pittsburgh >> Cumberland, Maryland >> Washington, DC, Union Station
Always in the same city you’ll arrive. For elsewhere do not hope –
there is no ship for you, there’s no road*
Washington Union Station >> Baltimore >> Wilmington, Delaware >> Philadelphia, Pennsylvania >> Trenton, New Jersey >> New York Penn Station
[*excerpt from “The City” by C.P.Cavafy translated by E. Sachperoglou]