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A 10 O’clocker’s Words of Wary (Poetry by Jessica Holter)

A 10 O’clocker’s Words of Wary (Poetry by Jessica Holter)

Certain words make me nervous

like nervous

which creeps down my spine and spreads through my body

infecting all my senses, as nerves are created to do

 

As a child, I was a 10 O’clocker

Too smart for whatever was being taught

from eight O’clock in the morning, until the first recess

I spent my mornings at The Electric Company

assuming it was somewhere near Sesame Street

where they seemed to have a lot of things

that did not belong there, like me

 

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