“Every problem cries in its own language”
is clear enough to those who read the news.
La Opinion states, “Muy enferma
la reforma sanitaria” - headline
to me of inert, mellifluous syllables,
boxes on the periodic table nice
to know but as unhooked to experience as those
situations the need to read, understand,
and apply the numbers next to the abbreviations
require. The line at the top of this page would be
the same if unshepherded into English, in this case
by Robin Fulton, or, in that other, by the AP
reporter, or translator the reporter hired,
who described a woman running through ruins
shouting, "God, we know you can kill us! We know
you're strongest! You don't need to show us!"