Learning Lama

Not gumbo but millet kernels between the teeth

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I chomped on the Lamba language
reluctantly at first

Munching on it like
the bones
my parents said would
tear up my insides or
get stuck in my throat.

Everyone eats them here.
Not just fish bones
but chicken, guinea fowl
and dog if you are lucky.

Like the toned and chiseled bodies
Lama a more down-to-the-bones language
than decorative, excessive, lactifying
French.