Dogs 2014

GREEK TO ME
(1/9/14)


I enjoy
when a speaker
of another language
explains
to me

very slowly

that there are no
English translations
to approximate
some terms
or phrases
of their mother
tongue

these
revelations
remind me
of the magic
and the power
of speech
and literature

they make
me wonder
even more
at my frequent
lack
of lingua
franca