One keeps in touch now via SkyNews:
it seems we're still at war.
We both, habitually, peruse
the Sport for England's score
(although it's easy, here, to lose
track what these things stand for).
One learns of how it all went wrong
in emails from one's friends.
I still don't speak the native tongue -
the weather makes amends...
You ask me just where I belong
but that, I think, depends
as we harbour in our own style
(and where-ever we might roam)
the wholly obstinate denial
that things change from what we've known
- so we feel much more In Exile
when on holiday 'back Home'.
Kevin Saving © 2008