Naomi Shihab Nye

St. Louis, Missouri
Naomi Shihab Nye
St. Louis, Missouri
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Shoulders

Rating: 2.9
A man crosses the street in rain,
stepping gently, looking two times north and south,
because his son is asleep on his shoulder.

No car must splash him.
No car drive too near to his shadow.

This man carries the world's most sensitive cargo
but he's not marked.
Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE,
HANDLE WITH CARE.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: love
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COMMENTS
Dutendra Chamling 29 October 2015
A bridge that connects past and future. Wonderful poem.
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