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Languages I do not speak

LanguagesIDoNotSpeak

Mandarin.
Thai.
Japanese.

The secret language of hairstylists.

The linguistic and spatial aptitude
required to find
a round silver battery,
that tiny UFO,
in a Japanese department store.

The inexplicable banking
of planes.

Calorie counting
and the dialect of fashion magazines.
I’ve never conversed in the sillification of women.

Algebra.
Trigonometry.
Mysteries both.

I’m not fluent in sports.
(Well, maybe a little hockey.)

I did not speak
for decades
the language
of standing up
for myself

but now I am learning.