There are 16 of us piled in the back of this songthaew.
We are Russian
We are Thai
We are American
There is the Russian couple who don’t know where to go.
There is the old Thai man with the hoop earring. Dressed in black slacks, a pink shirt, and a purple hat. He helps everyone. We exchange glances a few times. He smiles at me ear to ear. I reciprocate.
There is the Thai women, showing off her wonderful English and asking about the snow in America.
& there is me.
& I am comfortable.