i got to escape from my daily routine and responsibilities
for a few delightful days.
a cluster of clouds that carried rain droplets
while the rest of sky radiated a cool blue;
boat names like Friendship and Shut Ya Mouth;
cars driving on the left side of road with signs that said “Give Way”;
concrete block bus stops;
quick multicolored lizards darting over huge palm leaves;
waking up on my own volition;
schools of tiny fish jumping over turquoise water;
waves caressing pebbly beaches;
salty water sliding down my kayak paddle;
morning prayer with frog song background music.
other than that,
what happened on the island
stays on the island.