Courage, Gratitude, Journeys, Judaism, Questions

More or Less

They speak the language
that I struggle to understand
can only repeat
the words I know by heart
can’t formulate new thoughts
so are they more than me?
Or am I any less?
Of here, but not,
believing the same words
but with more nuanced
meanings, shades
of my own culture seeping
in from thousands of miles
away
does this make me less?
Or more, because I
struggle still
to understand, and
redeem myself
in struggling?

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