We've spoken so much in your English
that now I am sat with missing my home
which is in my Romanian realm.
I miss speaking my semantic nuances
and linguistic valences
in the language that I learned to say
Mom and I love you.
I miss being with my native verbal conundrums
and to hold my Romanian space.
It's a part of me I'll always love
and I'll always call home
and one that I'm afraid I won't ever be
able to translate for you.