Thursday, July 3, 2014

Homesick

Sometimes, Worcester is ok. Most of the time I think it sucks.

I miss California.

Where "ar" is not a forgotten sound
Where a hurricane doesn't ruin 4th of July plans
Where 86 degrees feels comfortable and not sweltering
Where you can take a dip in the lake, or river, or pool to cool off
Where someone says a place and I know how far it is and whether it is safe
Where I know where the roads go
Where I can go to the grocery store and post office without needing GPS
Where I actually have space to walk around in my home
Where recycling is standard
Where the radio stations are familiar and there's a big market for country music
Where I know how to find and get a teaching job
Where the skies are not cloudy all day

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