Visiting Jamaica

Traveling to Jamaica makes me nervous
and excited all at once; the night before
I cannot sleep, it ties my stomach in knots
I can’t wait to walk out the Montego Bay
airport after a long delay in the customs line.

My heart is racing, it’s been years, and I am
thrilled to see my loved ones; I’m enjoying
the beautiful weather, a blanket of warmth
surrounds me; I’ve been looking forward
to this reunion long before I bought my ticket.

I can’t get enough of my family’s presence
this love is what I’ve missed; it’s going to be
a long ride home to the country now, but I’m
too excited to fall asleep, or I’ll risk
missing the gorgeous scenery.