Changed – Naomi Shihab Nye

“They said something mean about me

and didn’t notice it was mean.

 

So my heart wandered

into a rainy night without them

and found a canopy

to hide under.

 

My eyes started

seeing through things.

Like gauze.

Old self through new self.

My flexible body

went backwards

and forwards

in time.

 

It’s hard to describe but true:

I grew another head

with better ideas

inside my old head.”

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