i can’t remember the last time

i went to St Kilda

once upon a time

i went there almost every weekend

but when i moved across town

i changed my habits

and so my regular places

became new ones on this side

to match my new life

as it were

just for once

we hopped on a tram

all the way through town

there were fancier intersections

and lots of wooden stuff

down by the beach

some shops had changed

i suppose

but really

it all felt like

a closed door

that didn’t need to be opened.