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POEM: Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz

Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz by Matthew Olzmann You whom I could not save, Listen to me. Can we agree Kevlar backpacks shouldn’t be needed for children walking to school? Those same children also shouldn’t require a suit of armor when standing on their front lawns, or snipers to watch their backs as they eat at McDonalds. They shouldn’t have to stop to consider the speed of a bullet or how it might reshape their bodies. But one winter, back in Detroit, I had one student who… Read more POEM: Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz