in the future poets will spend a long time learning another language first.
They’ll study grammar and vocabulary and rules and regulations.
They’ll watch television in foreign channels.
will splash iodized out of their plastic cups
they will write
so somebody will listen
and they’ll cry at night
weeping whimpering mewlish (crocodile?) tears
into a stuffed pillow
begging the world
(or at least publishers)
for a TRANSLATOR.
mtk1995, Quito, Ecuador