A Love Letter to America

June 29, 2022
Istanbul, Turkey

I left you five years ago and never looked back
Many good memories, but I needed to spread my wings

I’ll always be grateful for what you gave me
And try not to be bitter for what you didn’t

I see your suffering from afar
It pains me, but it’s no longer my personal concern

Others ask me what is going on with you
But I just sadly shake my head, I cannot give them an answer

Will I return to you, they question me
I don’t know, is my reply. I am in no hurry

I do hope you can heal so that if the time comes
My reunion with you will be joyous
And I won’t be in a rush to depart again

For now, however, I am still finding my way
And a beautiful life it is