Once upon a time I was fluent.
Navigating a new world, blending native tongues.
Together we talked
the nuances were keenly observed
as onlookers struggled to decipher intonations but only
catching the harmony of the language.
Somewhere, somehow, I lost that ability.
And while I can only approximate what I only knew -
I could have sworn at one point when you said "oui"
it meant "you and me" -
I do know that when you asked me if I read your blog,
not because I hadn't,
but because I had.
A stranger in a foreign land
struggling to decipher intonations
catching the harmony of a new language.