Midpoint Meeting

On the way to Australia

From freezing Germany

to tropical Vietnam

to sticky Cambodia

back to busy Vietnam

The shoals of motorcycles

The hats and masks

The tuk tuks and the Lexuses

The street food

The street bugs

The mosquitoes

The storm in the jungle

and the bicycle ride through it

the traffic being our only light

The barely bearable heat and humidity

The unequal status

dependant on culture and looks

The state established by our predecessors

to be endured by us

Children raising children

The US dollar leading the blind

Capitalism leading Socialism

The happy hybrid