A muffled knock at the front door
announces the daily visit
of the little girl from around the corner.
”Ello” she says, her only word of English,
and offers her cheek for a single kiss.
We have a language problem:
she mumbles in French
at ninety miles an hour,
I’m deafer than I should be.
”Does your mother know where you are?”
I ask (or care, I wonder – there are four
little ones in that house and another to come)
She turns her back and goes stomping off,
she’s proved her existence,
exercised her power to command attention,
her right to a place in our elderly world.
The Wordle words this week are:
muffled, sizzle, back, language, numbers, single,
> right, power, existence, stomping, hello, place
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