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The chick knocks
(tap-a-tap-a-tap tap)
with its tiny egg tooth

in nests
inside shells
beneath warm Mothers

in barns
and trees
(bluebirds, robins, swallows)
EVERYWHERE

buds
like envelopes
unfold
into yellow-green
leaflets

Second Graders
are
writing poems.

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Stephanie Silvia

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Stephanie Silva directed her own modern dance company in New York City and is a student of American poet Diane di Prima. She teaches movement and writing.

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