Learning a language,
my translation sucks
changing Dine’ to people
when it means other words

typical white finding hard meanings
to soft maleable nouny words.

How dare I take a language
sweet in syndrone and heart
and drag it into a hard field
where I plant my trees-
It won’t grow – really
I can bid it,
I can break out the vowels
into parts
and classes-
it won’t fit.
and I’m an idiot to try.