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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Susan Donnelly is the author of the poetry collections Eve Names the Animals (Northeastern University Press) and Transit (Iris Press). She is one of forty-five first cousins in an Irish American family with a love of literature. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.