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Trek View on Nepal: Himalayan Studies Gap Year Semester with Where There Be Dragons

I try my hand

I try my hand

and in the right palm:

brightly painted

concrete buildings

cut in half

to share with family,

western culture’s

left hand influx

makes the people

doubt their nature,


is earned in elsewhere

here respect

is given freely.

I clench my fist

this risk I’m taking

hold it fiercly

keep from breaking