Nine thousand five hundred forty five kilometres far away.
I left behind the sparkling lights, the hypnotic buzz of the streets.
I abandoned a sky full of bright constellations.
Steadily and unavoidably the dark night engulfed me.
Sky and earth indistinguishable, googly eyes tracing in the dark.
Aimlessly and excruciatingly, like working the penal treadmill
I kept holding on, in a night too wicked to endure.