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This poem is taken from PN Review 252, Volume 46 Number 4, March - April 2020.

Poems in English Mark Dow
Cough

Mami, mamá,
quiero irme a
casa pero
¿cuándo? Now.
Right now. Mamá,
en la escuela
aprendí discuss.
Discuss es hablar.
Eso aprendi-
mos: discuss.
Mami, tengo
tos. Quiero
ir right now.


Tuna

‘na empanada,
qué rica. Sí, ¿no?
Ya no hay. You
hungry? Hay tuna.
Okay, dame una.


Cricket

English I learn listening
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