Poem: Thank You

The language I write
is not my mother tongue, yet
you read my heart well.

Author’s note: My mother tongue is Swahili. English is my second language and German is my third language; in the order of fluency. Sometimes, I hesitate to share my writing because the language I write most is not my mother tongue. Then, I recall a friend’s wisdom, “You cannot be a writer if you are shy.” Today, I am grateful to anyone who reads me and finds something to take away—with  a piece of my heart.

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