i'm pretty sure
that i've spent as much time behind the wheel this week
staring at the car in front of me
as i spent last week
lounging in the italian late summer sun.
how is it
that you can know a place so well,
have its customs so well ingrained into you,
its people so familiar,
its cultural nuances such a part of you,
but still experience such severe culture shock
my soul suddenly robbed of all
the big city can't offer it.
soon it will find itself once again,
we'll figure out our city lives
and maybe even find a place to put them soon.
in the meantime
i'm punching off the clock
until october 12.