Dora left Albuquerque for another.
It was nothing personal against this Albuquerque.
She knows the new Albuquerque will be pretty much the same,
but small differences can be important.
She has a theory that every fourth Albuquerque
is the right fit for her temperament.
Dora leaves a trail of words behind,
but figures the wind will scatter them
and followers will glean only directional snippets.
She wonders how many Native Americans
tired of the world’s nonsense
and traveled sideways to a new Albuquerque.
She wonders if this new Albuquerque,
will not be Albuquerque at all,
but Isleta and Sandia Pueblos expanded
and grown together.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney


Each of us knows a our city a little differently than the other residents and visitors. Since Albuquerque has over 900,000 population, there are over 900,000 Albuquerques based on each of us having our own knowing of Albuquerque. Truly, I visit only a small portion of the city. So my north east heights Albuquerque is very different than a south valley Albuquerque, partly due to limitations on where we go and what we do and how we entertain ourselves.

There is the other interpretation that there are multiple universes, each with an earth, each with an Albuquerque. That would be very quantum physics of us to think that way. I have only dabble in reading quantum physics, so will leave elaboration to others who are more knowledgeable.

Love & Light


One thought on “Albuquerque

  1. Physics has revealed that reality is not something absolute and objective, but rather something subjective and unique to the observer. Just as we’ve learned consciousness does not arise from the brain/mind, rather the thinking mind arises from consciousness. So rather than Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am,” the case appears to be more accurately stated as “I am, therefore I think.” Exploring this stuff is great fun, and I love how this poem got me thinking about it!


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