I Came Back Like A Scalded Cat

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I came back like a scalded cat

Now I fit nowhere

hybrid me, misfit, outsider,

draftee, unwilling participant

I made myself thus

I remember the decisions

I’ll never be a compatriot now

Everything is translated

My first reaction is in a

Foreign tongue

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I occasionally write fiction and also about creativity, loving, language learning and travel. I’m a longtime painter and reader.

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