Each Night

Each day separate but

Each night I think the same thoughts

I don’t know what it is I miss

That I can’t find here

Whether it’s the cold weather

Breeding chilly complacency

Or the familiar structures

The short paved roads

The unused swimming pools

Or the stark red stop signs

The roar of neighboring motorcycles

The corporate juggernauts

With their two-faced friendliness

Or the convenience stores all the same

But different here indescribably

That’s the aura I sense in this

Peculiar new world

Absolute but ambiguous difference

I guess the situation is clear now

Everybody needs some love in their lives

To carry on