Undivided - Olga Pinsky

Undivided
Olga Pinsky
We came
We gathered
We stood
In the beginning
It was “us”
It was “them”
 
We were
Foreigners
Strangers
Gathered
By a common love
Travel
Adventure
 
Some friends
Others not
Flying by
Big aluminum birds
Into the unknown
From the familiar
 
Will we like it?
Them?
Hate it?
Flounder hopelessly?
Triumph greatly?
 
Then it happened
We met
The mysterious “them”
No fear
Just curiosity
 
In two weeks’ time
“We” and “them”
Became “us”
A team
Group
Undivided
 
An international
Multi-cultural family
Emotions
Languages
Laughter
Melded into one
Differences
Melted away
Along with
Fear
Uncertainty
Replaced
By wonder
 
Unleashed
Curiosity
While moving
As one body
Day by day
 
Through the
Insides of a
Steel plant
Coming close
To things rarely
Seen by outsiders
 
In awe of operations
Not taking
One moment
For granted
 
Not the oversized coats
The silly glasses
The dirt
The smell
The massive amounts
Of molten liquid lava
 
Taking a train ride
Past a nuclear power plant
Belching out smoke
A stark reminder
Of how precious life is
 
Walking inside
A cathedral
Larger, wider
Taller then
Anything imagined
 
Following a ghostly
Shape of a boy
Beckoning to follow
To come hither
 
 
Sitting in a court room
Surrounded by
Languages of other places
Swirling all around
Feeling like an astronaut
Looking down at
A magnificent earth
 
Being led
Through the halls
Of money
Learning the ins and outs
Of financing 27 country states
 
Stopping to inhale
History
Wisdom
Knowledge
 
A group
Of foreigners
Foreign no more
Meshing with the residents
 
Dinner, lunch
Drinks, dancing
Strangers have
Become an extension
Of existence
 
When it is time
To leave
How do you
Divide
The undivided
 
Parting is such
Sweet sorrow
Goodbye is not forever
Regardless if we
Are 30 miles away
Or 3,000
 
Love, collectiveness
Undivided family
Knows no borders
Distance
Length of passing time
 
 
 
One day
Be it on this
Side of the world
Or that
 
Our group
Strong
Smiling
Will reunite
Once again
 
Until then
We smile
At the memories
Photos
Videos
Jokes
Experiences
 
Keep in touch
America/Luxembourg
 
For it’s a small
World after all
 
 

 

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