White beaches and bent Palm trees,
Bath warm water and hot sand,
Ice cold beer, the scent of blossom,
The sound of fire lit live bands.
Humidity and waterfalls,
A Milkworm eaten from a leaf,
The mud, the rain, the cramp, the sweat,
The view from at the peak.
18 hour coach journeys,
The illness and the sick,
Your shuttle bus is a dump truck, and
Your camera has been nicked.
The Dreadlocks and the Top Knots,
Ubiquitous travel tatts,
T.W’s and the Partyers
The oversized sunhats.
Pagodas, temples, culture!
Sights and sounds and smell.
But a small part of what I have yet to see,
A snippet of the story yet to tell.