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Fractured Translationing

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Why can’t we

Call a city or a country

By the name its

Own natives do (native

to native)?

Why can’t we call

Florence Firenze

Spain España?

We call Bombay Mumbai,

Which is a step

Peking Beijing,

Which must be closer

I’m afraid I must agree

About the letters

English-speakers do need

English letters

An apology to the world

For that

But for the names,

We could at least

Ask the towns

And nations

What they want

That would be closer

And correct

And finally

Friendly

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Photo by vikram on Unsplash

Bandra – Worli Sea Link, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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