Our quick times turn us all into strangers
a newcomer, each of us
every day

you don’t think so? just go to the place
where you grew up, for example
and see what you find

- but there’s a longer way we have to go now
               - back or forward? -
and spell again the language to speak with
the Empress of Bees, with the King of Fish
the Father of Wolves and the Old Serpent Mother
blood of our blood, bone of our bone
left behind
waiting on our threshold

there are online sites to teach yourself languages
that may be a help