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Turkish Tongue

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Contributing Writer
Published: September 19, 2012


In Istanbul

The Azann was my alarm clock

Majestic mosques were my skyscrapers.

The crisp blue Bosphorus embraced me

Turkish became my tongue.


In New York

I wake up to the sounds of taxis

All around me are tall buildings without meaning.

The Hudson cannot be touched

English reclaims my tongue.


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