by Le Hinton
All humans speak multiple languages
but never anyone elseâ€™s.
A bossâ€™s no knife/no back policy
becomes garbled in the red liquid aftermath
of a pen to the jugular.
Daddyâ€™s little girl says nothing
for 8 weeks and no one understands
A new love smiles in Portuguese.
“I love you,” he says.
“Only if,” she responds.
Shh. Listen to your neighborâ€™s dog
listening to their neighborsâ€™ ecstasy
without an accent.
Translate that if you can.