from BURNING THE OLD YEAR
By Naomi Shihab Nye
Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,
an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space.
I begin again with the smallest numbers.
Read the full text of “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye at The Poetry Foundation.
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