Bus to the airport in the pouring rain,
Every little ditch brim-full with water.
Rainstreaks make horizontal lines
Jaggedy, like sweater patterns.

Korean women are so tiny!
Jimi sits looking out the window,
And I, a great hulking foreigner,
Watch her watching the rain.

—Seoul, Korea
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Published in Nature's Echoes, Winter 2001, Library of Congress ISBN-1-58235-564-9, and on tape and CD in The Sound of Poetry, 2001.