¿Ima Jima be Over Hira kk All-Jinn?

I don’t speak Chinese, I don’t speak Swahili, I don’t speak Arabic,
I don’t speak Spanish, I don’t speak French,

I don’t speak any of these other than English and some bastardized
basics of a smattering from a few others.

But I wish we spoke them all, and so often hallucinate
drunken infernos where we all have our own rooms for our half-lives,

every dawn and dusk deciding to be deus ex trite knights or black knives

Photo Credit: Shelton Keys Dunning Flickr via Compfight cc

Rose Knapp

Rose Knapp is a poet, producer, and multimedia artist. She has publications in Chicago Literati, Visitant, BlazeVOX, Bombay Gin, Para·Text, and others.​ She currently lives and works in Manhattan.

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