Swedish Eyes

More blue than gray,
in Nordic light,
reflected off the snow.

And far away in
Heady thoughts
Where only dreamers go.

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Bilingual

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Pappa says “vad roligt!”
Mommy says “how fun!”
Pappa asks if “jag är klar;”
Mommy asks if “I am done;”
Pappa tells me “ta en tugga;”
Mommy tells me “take a bite;”
Pappa says “sov gott;”
Mommy says “goodnight;”
Just when I think I’ll never learn this — never!
Pappa says I’m “duktig,” and
Mommy says I’m “clever!”