visa obtained, eventually.
cleaning and packing, then repacking.
see you later, keep in touch
all the while anticipating a short stay.
two beers, two movies
excitement preventing sleep’s best efforts.
early morning, nothing open
waiting for the buses to start running.
but discomfort, homesickness.
a familiar face from nyc greeting me.
language learning, job searching
all the while expecting to go home.
missing america yet wanting the challenge.
thank you for coming in, when can you start.
december 2016. i’m still here.