Monday, June 27, 2011

Learning Three-Year-Old

He yells
in three-year-old,

a language I’m only
partially proficient in;
so I paid it no mind.

I was playing tag-along;
he’d only met me
a half-hour earlier,
I assumed he was
talking to his nanny,
who is fluent and practiced.

“There’s a park!
There’s a park!
There’s a park!”

He repeated
with urgency
and bouncing.

Nanny offers a quick tutorial
on listening: “Jake—
he’s talking to you.”

“Oh. . .
There is a park.
Good eye!”

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