Drift All You Like
About running away from your problems, and they coming with you.
Drift all you like
From ocean to ocean
Search the whole world
But drunken confessions
And hijacked affairs
Will just make you more alone
I packed my bags while listening to this song when I left home last year to come and live in a country I knew nothing about. For reasons I could not explain at the time I knew I had to get out. In reality I had a lot of reason. The world is terrible, the economy is collapsing and all that jazz. At that point I had good excuses to hop on a plane and get the fuck out.
The plan was having no plan and so far I have been sucessful. New country, new rules, new job, new people. And somehow the same problems. I can’t tell you that moving and crossing seas has solved my issues. I know things now. It only makes me sadder. The worst part is that I don’t see myself changing in the near future. There are still many more seas to cross.
So much to see, even if I’m alone.
sometimes I write poetry
sometimes I paint with crayons
sometimes I cook
nevertheless I envy
the neighbor couple who fight in creolle.
Ana Luíza Azevedo: Brazilian now living in Dominican Republic, drifter;