Something about her face changes when she doesn't speak English.
More relaxed. Genuine. Not really having to think as much about
What she might have to say.
Letting the words roll off of her tongue and
Onto the person she's speaking with
And it makes me think;
Will it ever be like that with me?
Will I ever get to see this face looking at me,
Speaking with me,
With my brain understanding?
Nodding, not giving her one word
Responses to questions that I currently
Have to think and translate in my head
Before I can even think of saying something in reply?
Will what I say be right?
Can I do this? Learning this grammar
These words this…
Because her voice becomes so rich and her face
So much more natural.
And I hope one day I can see that,
With the smile that she gives only me.