Alexi Pappas Pens A Poem About Never Remembering Her First Run

This poem is all of us.

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I’ll never remember
the first time I did
was it get away or chase
boy or thing
maybe to retrieve
escaped hoola-hoop ring
whether it made me afraid
or made me sing
I’m still doing it now
with bigger wings.

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