without a job

without a car

without a work permit


but not without hope


crafting stories

purely for the pleasure of it

not for publication


keeps me sane

amidst the wait

for applications

for approval

for IMM0008

and all the other required paperwork

for a spousal sponsorship


the lack of hope

in a story

is hope


that those pages

beyond the bookmark

might hold a happy ending





so i write myself

thousands of endings

thousands of stories


lose myself

in synonyms


and scripts


so writer’s block

crushes me

surrounds me

overwhelms me


like a paper crane

in a fist



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