Elephant is my friend
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Elephant is my friend" By James Asava

Elephant is my friend

Elephant is my friend"

By James Asava

why was the language

I spoke so distant from my

father's skin

why was it easier

to get the passwords

to the blind tigers

than deciphering

the words he spoke

using the one phrase

I knew

Hathi mere sathi

we were separated

like the uniform of a

lost boy scout

embroidered into my

Colored bones

culture absent

my tongue, an unreliable

thermometer

to the cumin filled mac n' cheese

we wiped our dirty

faces with a dhoti

was the password

the unripe mangos

left in my Kakagi's car

or the love my dad showed me

though the Half-melted

chocolate from his pocket

because I couldn't say

I love you in Hindi

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