March 18th

Waiting in the office,
reading a picture book,
a young girl looks over my shoulder
to take a look.

“I’m just learning English,”
she says happily to me.
And so I ask her,
what her native language might be?

“Sain uu” I say back to her.
Eye’s light up!
“How did you know?”

I met a young girl,
who was like you.
She taught me how
to say this greeting to you.

“There’s someone out there,
who is like me?!
I can’t wait to meet her!”
One simple greeting
causes such glee.

3 18 2017

 The Mongolian flag

in honor of

my Mongolian friends.