Stumped

This is the best day of my 
life or maybe my worst. 
A small girl just asked me
for help doing small things 
like conjugating a verb in
French. Qu’est-que c’est 
la traduison pour aller? 
Everyone knows the answer, 
but the whole class stays 
inexplicably silent.

— BOMB Magazine
 — forthcoming, This is Love 
 — (Penguin, 2018)
 — nominated, Pushcart 
 — (2017)

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