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The Daily Examen – May 16, 2017

The sunlight falls
on the wooden chairs
arranged in a circle
at Marquand Chapel.

Outside
it illumines
the tops of trees
seen through
the tall clear windows.

One friend gave me a hug
and said we should talk soon.
Another avoided me
as I continue to wait
for …

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Unafraid

We sit in a circle
of struggling writers
listening to another
describe
her craft.
She mentions a wise man
who once asked her,
“What would you write
if you weren’t afraid?”

We all pause
to think of the great works we’d write
and fail to consider
the president.

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