As my friends and I gathered around ceviche and pisco sours, we cheered to our week long abroad experience. Peruvian universities start in March, so my study abroad program began later than most. I watched my friends abroad in Italy return home even before I arrived in Peru. During my first few days in Lima,
Sometimes I turn all the lights off Count yellow Through the kitchen window Searching for Polaris. Soft smoke floats above A burning out filter In a mason jar to my left. Slowly my head sinks into cold tile. I come across beds of fallen greenery Glistening raindrops on forest floor. Rosy clouds radiating Milky sunbeams.
I am awoken rays of sunlight seep inside I can breathe again morning air is swift like the icicles on trail winter’s gleaming blades the lake is so still it ripples only to touch softly glimmering I envy the pines observing the rest of us evergreen and strong ease comes quietly holding hands on a