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It’s a language of my childhood
Lodged in Broca’s area
Bolstered by brief study
And briefer immersion
I read it better than speak it
And speak it better than hear it
Seized by jealousy of the fluent
Whom I fool with my perfect accent
Anyway, I’m trying to read Rilke
In the original French

NaPoWriMo #26

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