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Poetry Friday: Keeping Things Whole by Mark Strand

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

- Keeping Things Whole by Mark Strand

Many thanks to Rachel Cohn & David Levithan for introducing me to this poem through their brilliant novel, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares.

Now I know where Laika got their album title.

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