February 19, 2019

 

Between the Ocean

By Shayla Sandoval

I live my life between the ocean

The answer to the "home" dilemma was always complicated, but always

Hong Kong, but not Chinese,

American, but without a state,

Mexican, but without the language

 

Growing up on spiraled staircases on the way to classes next to the glittering ocean

I never thought it possible

But now I feel like a traitor of the continents

 

When I'm here I want to be there and when I'm there I want to be here

I leave the party, class, work, and want to go home

 

But home is always a day away

Fly away and realize I've found pieces of home in both places

Living life on a seesaw between the ocean

 

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© 2019 by Shayla Sandoval

 

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