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Hidden

Naomi Shihab Nye

If you place a fern
under a stone
the next day it will be
nearly invisible
as if the stone has 
swallowed it.

If you tuck the name of a loved one
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood
sigh
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

No one sees
the fuel that feeds you.


Submitted by R. Joyce Heon

Added: 30 Sep 2002 | Last Read: 23 Jul 2018 1:43 PM | Viewed: 9380 times

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