i walked in and saw her
curled up on the couch
propped up by her sadness
quietly, i sat next to her
bringing her legs over my knees
and resting my hand on her back
"want to talk about it?"
an unsure nod
"i’ll be right back"
and she stared after me, unreadable
i walked in with the dictionaries in my arms
and in that moment, i spoke her language