tu acento tan puro y dulce is cemented to your cells on your tongue as you land on this foreign english territory tu dejo tu entonación turns into water droplets dripping from your tongue injuring your language as the clock ticks every year tu tono barítono y neutral sings a different chorus to your loved ones a chorus unknown to them tu lenguaje mixto y variado curves and sculpts your new tongue rearranging its shape as you cross borders from here to your tierra hispana m. raquel medina
The bilingual or multilingual tongue is a complex one. The tongue mixes and separates each sound from the different voices you have in your mind. It’s not possible to be perfectly bilingual we all speak a mix of two or more languages – as much as we want to separate them and be an expert in each. Accents are beautiful and they should be celebrated when they touch the soul of the other languages in your life.