Friday, January 13, 2017

Weather Translation

Having moved to one place
so far from home where
the earth gleams mutely from the sky down
onto mountain tops barely traceable,
whited out behind unknowable clouds,
and now receiving with two bleeps
of computer sound:
an email
from a strangerman who does not
spell your name right.
But says in lots of             words
and               lines
that as far as you can tell mean    
nothing             and
the same thing at once
something about measles shot,
needing documentation,
for reclassification,
enrollment, immediately, consideration.
But none of your family knows, when you
wait the necessary hours and
call them to ask, what measles shots is.

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