I have seen pictures of the red earth but now I get to walk it.
I will see anthills taller than my head. And hear birds whose names I do not know.
I’ve heard the names of family and loved ones but now I get to hug them!
It’s almost too good to be true.
I will see the hospital where I was born and the city that held us until our departure.
I will walk with my mom through her school yard.
I will see the trees that look like someone has sat on them.
I will see a new set of stars. I will see a different set of skies.
I will be surrounded by a language my tongue did not learn.
I will walk.
I will see The Smoke That Thunders. I will feel it on my face and feel the freshness on my skin.
I wil be surrounded by family. I will be loved. I will be home.