Friday, 21 June 2013

a hundred reasons

a hundred reasons to stay
a hundred why I'm more than okay
to be here right now
a hundred reasons
to not bow
out: black cabs, jokes wherever
praying and being able to,
helping and being able to 
make a difference
and giving up the indifference
and watching them laugh
and finishing each task
and knowing that there's so much more
to come
from me, from them 
we can work it out yeah
and my sidekick, 
no wait, she's my sidekick
and I like it. This. 
and the blue dirc 
and the water wells in Juba
and the shabelle river
and their smiling faces
and Somali kindness
and getting closer to my dusty punjab dream
yeah, I'm exactly where I'm suppose to be