Friday, September 20, 2019

Black Bird 4

I am legally American
Biologically Ugandan
And Culturally Nigerian
I fit no where and everywhere
Everywhere is diaspora
Yet everywhere is home
I miss home every second of everyday
Because home is multiple smiles
And hearts
And arms
And houses
And cities
And countries away
Separated by the ocean
So I’m never quite home
It’s incredibly sad
Yet titillating
Because I am constantly surrounded by my people
And home is now wherever I make of it
Here I am
An American Peace Corps Volunteer
In Morocco
I am home away from home
In every sense of the phrase
and it’s oddly comforting