I read so slowly,
Falling behind in everything.
My friends are on the next book;
I’m still on Chapter 2.
They say it is about hate, sex, war,
The downfall of society.
I thought it was about love, childhood,
Maybe they taught something
The day I was absent.
Old friends are no longer close to me.
I thought they were standing still.
Now I meet new people.
Should I move on anyway?
Why do they run when
Walking is much easier?
They are calling for me to catch up.
I can’t turn the pages that fast.
Maybe I’ll buy the “notes.”
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April is National Poetry Month.