Global Village

By Katie Claggett

This little book

comes from India

or maybe Nepal

 

A gift from

my aunt

who has tasted

the sweet offerings

of the world

through every sense

 

But this blank book,

what stories does

it already know?

has it already seen?

 

Maybe a little girl

helped make the

paper that my

pen stains

 

Or hopefully

that little girl

goes to school

to study science

to save our world

from 130 degree

temperatures

 

Maybe a middle

aged man

compiled these pages

while pondering

his own life stories

 

To know we are

existing in a

global village is

daunting and

comforting

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