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Breaking Ground 91 Arts - Juggling Words

by Nathan Spoon

my circle
is square today

my up will be
sideways tomorrow

my smile keeps matching
the color of your eyes

my good is best when i juggle
sixty-four words at once

see how high
i am throwing them

into the air beside your ear
and the air inside your heart

someday i will throw my words
over the moon and over the sun

Nathan Spoon is a poet with learning and developmental disabilities whose poems appear in Oxford, Stanford, Yale and Durham University publications. He lives in Joelton, Tennessee.