Welcome, Stranger: Bizarre Bazaar

Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?

(Thanks for inspiring this prompt, Tamarah Rockwood!)

I'm a Stranger Too!

I’m a Stranger Too! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m a stranger,

In my own city.

Back from afar.

Been here a while,

But still feeling bizarre.

Home, but not  quite all here.

I’m not yet accustomed to the atmosphere.

It’s true the world’s a sphere,

I sometimes wish I could disappear.

If you were to come,

You’d feel more welcome.

Than me, than anyone here,

I venture.

—Linus Fernandes.