I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Paul Martin lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and enjoys walking through the ruins of old canal and factory towns. He is the author of the poetry collection Closing Distances and the chapbooks Floating on the Lehigh and Rooms of the Living. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac.
It was worth getting out of bed in the cold dark