A hyphen between

Not one language but a hyphen between

Neither here nor there
– but the middle –
something only definable
and discernible
through the experience
of both here
and there
and everything that it means.

This duality becomes her
It maps her.

She is a foreigner, they say.
Her command of the language is impressive.
But foreign.
She is odd.

What they don’t know:
she has become a foreigner
both here


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