Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road

    Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743

    Copyright 2018


    May 8, 2018

    Warm air incases me, thawing me

    Vog stings my eyes but not calling it my home is something I can’t visualize.

    Taking comfort in tank tops and traffic.

    Familiar faces filling familiar places.

    Bougainvilleas creep through the walls

    Shadows stalk the sidewalks

    Faded murals decorate Ali’i.

    The bumps and curves of Holualoa road

    Never changing. Knowing where the drop offs are,

    Knowing where to turn off,

    Knowing where the crazies kill.

    Why leave? Why leave safety?

    Why leave home?

    I ask myself,

    Knowing I will.

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