My Favorite Foreign Language

This poem, David Kirby’s “My Favorite Foreign Language,” made me smile. An excerpt:

 “What’s your favorite foreign language?” asks the cabbie,
                                 and when I ask why, he says he knows “butterfly”
            in 241 of them, so I say, “Okay, French!” and he says,

Papillon!” and I say, “German!” and he says, “Schmetterling!
                                 and I’m running out of languages I know…

 

 

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