Skimming the Lake by Heidi Wallis

Listening to a conversation in another language,
it’s tempting to infer intrigue—to make-believe
a measure of depth, an element of romance.

but in german, french or kiswahili, there are still
the necessary exchanges about lost keys, dead light
bulbs or the number of mosquitoes skimming the lake.

 

© 2014 Heidi Wallis

Image “Ripples in the water” © Flickr user Dave Townsend