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Short Poem: The Problem With Adults

Nicholas Wright is a former student of Columbia University's MFA program in poetry. He has more poems than he knows what to do with...


The Problem With Adults

The child asked, "If I were a mite standing on a person's hair,
what would happen if he got goosebumps?
Would they look like mountains?"

The adult said, "Those mites are ugly and are only looking for food.
Besides, the mountains would disappear quickly."
The child said, "But, that's not an answer."

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