Pas(t) Judgement

 

A young Vietnamese girl
just new to hamburgers
hard core and hand me downs
cannot
no matter her discipline
pronounce the hard “t”
at the end of words.

 

Still,
she is saying something,
isn she?

 

Who are we to pass judgement?
Why can’t we go pas(t) judgement?

 

Toronto, Bay/Bloor, 5th floor, Language Connections Int., 1996

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