09 February, 2012

Eavesdropping in Spanish

Fragments instructing the children to behave;
Family gossip about Tio Louis;
Presidential Politics. Reactions to Jack Kennedy's new girlfriend.
La Historias. Admonish the boy: Quit fidgeting! Silencio!
No candy! No pop! You wanna be a fat gringo?
The children speak perfect English, look like
They're struggling with Abuela's words.
New world Hispanics. Old world Abuela.
Waiting on a train headed for Miami.
Where there are more people for Abuela to talk to.
More candy and pop, too.