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Poetry Friday: A passage from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The novel The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson includes many quotable passages, such as this from the beginning of Chapter 21:

There were once two sisters
who were not afraid of the dark
because the dark was full of the other's voice
across the room,
because even when the night was thick
and starless
they walked home together from the river
seeing who could last the longest
without turning on her flashlight,
not afraid
because sometimes in the pitch of night
they'd lie on their backs
in the middle of the path
and look up until the stars came back
and when they did,
they'd reach their arms up to touch them
and did.

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