In the spirit of Luxembourg’s The Spring of Poets, columnist Dan Franch wrote four poems on relocating and feeling uprooted. I’m excited to feature them on Culture Shock Toolbox! I think you’ll relate…

Thank you for sharing, Dan!




After all the boxes
have been unpacked
and most of the
Where do I, How can I
have been answered,
it’s just about time
to pack up and move

The structure looks
pretty much the same –
garage, garden, windows,
and a front door.
Inside, even the furniture
looks familiar.
the house where I now live
will never be my home.

They say that
home is where the heart is.
I know that to be true as
my family packs up to move again.

Unlike a tree that’s been uprooted,
relocated, and planted again –
We fill the vacated hole with memories.


These poems were first published on