travel back to india with me…

the agent asked for my passport and my visa
that was the first sign 

then, the sound of their voices speaking in english, dutch, french and hindi
that was the second of crossing borders and international travel

of leaving home and coming back to another

it has been almost two days 
but we have now landed
my sister and i 

“the smell,” she said 
“of mumbai”

it takes us back
so familiar and always the same