Monday, February 1, 2016

There Was No Wind (Monday Poem)

by Naomi Shihab Nye

I don't know why I would tell
an outright lie
to someone I never saw before
but when she asked
Did you close this door?
in an accusing tone
I said No, the wind closed it

She gave me an odd look
pushed the door wide open
and left it that way

I felt strange the rest of the day
walking around
with a stone on my tongue

from Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose by Naomi Shihab Nye, 2008, Greenwillow Books

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