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Leaving Language Longing

by v.m.

Long spoken in the father tongue
these thoughts do not take root
as I expected.

Penetrating thought and sharp wit
do not sit easily
in this hesitant 
new world
where thought lies open
truth is liquid

Now that I have ceased to struggle
here in the wunderworld of witches

I fight the unfight
to make myself connected 
cut to pieces by the (s)word
I stitch together fragments 
of a piece de resistance
hung askew

I revel in the bringing-together
and through tears laughing
I savor the salty sting of survival.