When Translation Surprises you

And sounds like something a cartoon character would do

Although I understand the instructions on how to open the door to the letter, they make no sense to me.

Whisper “Open Sesame!” very gently, on the off chance.

“I don’t understand what stretch the key means,” I confess, sheepishly.

Every time the key pokes me in the thigh, it reminds me that no matter how fluent one might be, some cultural references can only be understood through experience.

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