The heat here sinks in
Makes itself at home
In the States our over cooled
Over processed air
Forces the heat to be a stranger
Here there is no choice but to embrace it, welcome it home.
Revel in the body cooling itself.
Listen to the call of cicadas,
The croak of the frog.
Be enticed by Chinese music, pulsing unfamiliar and yet comforting,
And the lull of traffic.
The smell of fuel and Chinese food, fried chicken and something undefined
Let it all soak in
Understand nothing you hear
And everything you savor.
Close your eyes and find yourself in the sound and the feel.
Find yourself at home in this strange place and wonder if home has always been inside.