It isn’t easy. Living away from home. Foreign land. Strangers around. A different culture. A different setup. Knowing English isn’t your strength anymore. You are not among the elite crowd. You are an alien in a foreign land. An alien with an alien accent that people don’t always understand. Your aa’s may be their ay’s. You have learnt the language differently. You cannot unlearn. You don’t want to. You like it your way. Because after all, this is not where you belong. You belong home. Far away.
Yet you pretend. You twist your tongue. You purse your lips. You clench your teeth. You try to sound like them. Not to belong. But to put your point across. Because you aren’t home. You are in a foreign land. And for some more time, you need to call it home.