In elementary school,
I would often imagine
translations of the conversations
my parents would hold in Polish,
a tongue they shared with each other,
yet refused to teach their children.
This is what I would
hear them say:
“Learn to be
a stranger in
your own home.”
“What would I give
to become invisible
“Our natural state
is to be lost.”
Couldn't Lose Myself If I Tried by What Laura Says
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Photo by Adam Lawrence.
David Kowalczyk lives and writes in Batavia, NY. He was founding editor of Gentle Strength Quarterly. His poetry and fiction have appeared in five anthologies and over fifty magazines.
North Carolina's What Laura Says will release their debut album, Thinks and Feels, on August 18th. This is the lead track from that release, and it leads to a world of incredible melodies and odd timing. Much like family life is full of incredible melodies and odd timing. For more information on What Laura Says you can visit their website.