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Naomi Shihab Nye - Hidden

If you place a fern
under a stone
the next day it will be
nearly invisible
as if the stone has 
swallowed it.

If you tuck the name of a loved one
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood
sigh
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

No one sees
the fuel that feeds you.

Credit: Copyright 1998 by Naomi Shihab Nye. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions, Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.
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Poet: Naomi Shihab Nye
Poem: Hidden
Volume: Fuel
Year: Published/Written in 1998

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