fall 2018 / Poetry 2018 / volume 49

WheelBARREL—Lauren DiEdwardo

as an almost adult
I almost know for sure
that the word “barrow”
does not exist.

It didn’t exist when I was
young, I’m almost sure
because “barrel” just made
more sense.

so I dare you to try
and change my mind.
You won’t.
I promise.

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