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Por Que?

March 23, 2017

 

 

 

I shouldn’t have been so lazy in high school

 

Ignorant

Unaware of the value

That comes with knowing a different language

 

I sat in Spanish

Speaking English

Shooting the shit with friends

Not engaging with the content before me

 

Now here I stand

In Northern Mexico

Also known as
Southern California

And I’m lost

 

Not geographically

But linguistically

 

The pace of speech

Coupled with tones that

Only tell so much

 

The content is lost on me

 

In a country where

Diversity is the norm

Learning another language

Is essential to building

Connections in communities

Across this vast landscape

Of America

 

So I ask myself:

Por que no Espanol?

 

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