By Kwaku Arthur
When I first got here,
I thought it was going to be boring.
Ghana is obviously way better than Senegal
This day might have
Changed my perception.
I never could have imagined that playing
Soccer with eight year olds would be
So competitive yet fun.
I will never forget that game
But the most memorable moment
Was not on a soccer pitch.
It wasn’t even under the sun.
It was at night.
New Years Eve
How many times will these two intersect?
We had a tour of the interior of the village
Anytime I think of it seems like a dream.
It was deep in the night
But the moon gave us enough light to see
What was beyond us.
Children and animals gathered around us
Yet we hardly noticed their presence.
It might have felt like a dream.
Like, maybe, because I am often partially asleep.
The night was also marked by a loud party.
The party seemed like a lot of fun
But then I would rather be under a full moon on New Years Eve than a strobe light.
I might never admit that any part of Senegal is better than Ghana but on such a moonlit night I could not bring myself to compare.