Robert Ronnow has a lot of poetry on his website, and this question is about "East Harlem to the Grand Tetons", a poem from his collection Brother Death, which the poet makes freely available online while reserving copyright. (I won't reproduce the whole poem here, but you can see it at the link above: it's just 15 lines long.)
What is this poem about? The specific locations mentioned are all in the US (East Harlem in New York City, the Grand Tetons a mountain range in Wyoming, Triborough Bridge again in New York City), but the poem also mentions two famous figures of Japanese and Chinese literature: Bashō and Po Chü-i. Is the narrator using these poets as inspiration for their own life, and what is the connection or significance of these particular figures? The first stanza says "Desperate to get out and never return", but the last stanza says "You can leave [and] return without being seen" - is this a contradiction or character development? The second stanza says "my death, I did it my way" - does this suggest the narrator is dead and looking back on their life? What is the meaning of "freedom to have never been" at the end of the poem?