I am in my father's homeland, in my father's hometown, outside my father's house, with my father.
I should be here.
I am here without papers to return home.
I should be at the embassy.
I am here without financial aid for next year.
I should be home doing paperwork.
I am here having completed a strong school year.
I should be dancing in streets.
I am exhausted from travel.
I should be in bed.
Instead my mind wanders, wonders,
If she, too, is where she is,
Or somewhere else.