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A Poem - It Is Finally Here

I love reading and writing. I came to writing late in life and discovered a world where I feel like a fish in the water.

My Immigration Visa

New life, similar challenges.

New life, similar challenges.

Sitting in the dark

Windows wide open on a warm summer day

Listening to the noise of a light traffic

A gentle breeze on my face

Voices of the people of Nicosia going about their lives.

The phone rings.

“Your application for an immigration visa has been accepted.”


“Yes, come to pick it up when you have time, no rush.”

Silence rings in my ears.

Time and space feel suspended.

No voices, no traffic, no noise. Complete silence.

The air tastes delicious

My breathing is satisfying

My skin tingles

I am relieved.

Standing at the immigration office first thing next morning.

New life elsewhere.

New but similar challenges.

Bittersweet memory.

© 2020 Liliane Najm