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not for publication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

expertly-crafted

poignant

bitter-sweet

 

so i write myself

thousands of endings

thousands of stories

 

lose myself

in synonyms

sentences

and scripts

 

so writer’s block

crushes me

surrounds me

overwhelms me

 

like a paper crane

in a fist

 

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