July 30, 2002

the littlest things take me back–

a swig of lukewarm coke, a whiff of muggy air, the rumbling of an engine, and for the next fraction of a second i feel like i am in the philippines.

when i snap back to here and now, i am awash in longing and nostalgia for everything and everyone we have left behind.

it has been so long and it seems so far away.

* one who goes home. a name also given to the box that filipinos pack — with sundries, food products and gifts — and bring on trips back to the philippines.


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