speaking in tongues
attempts to reincarnate the broken language
of Jaden’s tongue-twist reverberation—
murmur the revenant-named co bac
mispronounce it twice as fast go back
ghost-linguists mess up scrabble tiles—
v tn m s ngl sh—vanquished vowels
of photographic negatives
where the scarred-bilingual’s
forked tongue morse codes
s o s—
Winston Le is a young Vietnamese-Canadian poet who hails from Langley, BC. He recently completed the Creative Writing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where he was also the former President of the Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild. His poetry has been featured in literary journals, such as Misfit Lit and Pulp Magazine. He is currently working on a chapbook of poems about a Vietnamese teenage werewolf.
Artwork by Tifanie Lamiel.