Dominica; you are obsessed with journey's ample reach
With all the lessons journey's hope to teach.
Leaving leaves behind the pleasant known;
We often fear the new alone,
But besides our travel's grand delights
Our journeys favor us with fresh insights.
Worlds exist beyond us if we dare
And the adventure lurks between the here and there.
No matter which continent you've gained
You prefer a voice that's soft, retrained
And prove a whisper more of worth
Than all the shouting here on earth.
You look for the small, intimate places
And seek all nature's tender traces.
You dare to search and write your book
Where others might not think to look.
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