Partly it’s my accent

My language is in exile here,

hard to decode, appreciate the nuances of,

the idioms

of where I come from—

I get that.

Yet on some level I still want to build a bridge,

even though I see (everyday) I can only

do half.

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Whatever language or idiom we speak, through our words or actions, our work or our pain, we share a desire to be heard, decoded, employed on a meaningful level.

This poem appears in my new book of poetry called Roses in Winter.

Published by Dayna E. Mazzuca

Contemplative Christian Poet, Author & Speaker

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