Dumbstruck

Every word’s in German
or it could be me
that is not,
and not what?
I hear you say.

I hear many things
some unlikely
most untimely
and some will find me
here or there
mainly
laissez-faire.

Finger on the trigger guard
trying hard
not to slip.

It might be Dutch
words being doubled
such is life,

we never know
unless we learn
from those mistakes
and our linguistic
incapability

© 2017, John Smallshaw.