says they’re different.
Coming to a language so
"Teacher says" arose out of a Buddhism course my wife had-4 somethings which seemed to fall into pairs of to-be-described-in-homework similars. The train is in this poem making a return appearance. The radio wires still lie on the floor of our car.
"Coming to a language" arose out of my work as a university ESL teacher.
These poems are
from a section, "De/term/st/ination," of a longer work called
_Tome S/p/lice_, which began by exploring a/some/is-there-one/not- god-the
experience of that slashy compound. Though not in these two, slashes abound-choices
for readers to make. As if I cannot.