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POM: April 10


There are a handful of contemporary poets whose poems resonate with me long after I’m done reading their words. Naomi Shihab Nye is one such poet.

The Rider

A boy told me
if he roller-skated fast enough
his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him...




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2 thoughts on “POM: April 10

  1. Oh, that’s heartbreaking.

  2. On the flip side he is being proactive in distancing himself from discomfort.

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