Away

It is disconcerting not to understand
the language lovers speak,
when I eavesdrop on their conversations.
Singing along to songs
whose words I do not understand,
mind exploding from the tang of foods
whose names I cannot pronounce.
I think about how I am going to be
looking back over my shoulder to this city
when I return home –
just like how I’m looking back now
at the people I left behind.

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