Tagged: language

dad and his ruby-

dad and his ruby-
throated hummingbirds have an
age-old exchange – quid

pro quo – the language of love,
the language for survival
.
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asian-american rolls

asian-american rolls
off the tongue so
conveniently, it’s a
wonder they
petition for more
distinction – a grain
of rice looks like
every other grain
of rice, regardless
of packaging, labels,
languages, lives
.
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the language of time

the language of time
is mysterious – for one
full minute, we can

become riveted by every
bird twitch, a turning of the page
.
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wearing a ring for

wearing a ring for
a sense of belonging is
as real as sporting

the latest lingo, accent-
less, and still waiting to be stopped
.
20210818:0838
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we are either all

we are either all
the same or so very much
different underneath

it all – we pretend to speak the
same language for a little while
.
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our tongues

in the space between,

some days, you bump into

some days, you bump into
words you should have known
all along – kenchinjiru,
syndemic, awumbuk
you wondered how
you never longed
for them, a
kaukokaipuu
of sorts
.
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eight-hundred-sixty-

eight-hundred-sixty-
six miles away from home is
not the same as eight-

thousand miles from home – we use
language as a warm blanket
.
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taste before proper