Pressing Forward, by Grace Harriman

Pressing Forward
by Grace Harriman

If I could just
move, or even push, my way
(like a spectator edging up
to the front of the crowd,)
then perhaps the lungs could open
the eyes clear of memory,
the hands begin to build
something, anything,
that is fresh, colorful,
full of textures
beautiful to leave behind.

Grace Carley Harriman spent her life in Cambridge, Mass., teaching English and Chinese History to Middle Schoolers. She self published two anthologies of a wide variety of poems with creative writing assignments for each entry. She has traveled to China 14 times, to tour and volunteer teach in the Pangliu Village School and the Dandelion School outside Beijing. She retired to Bath, Maine where she writes poetry, gardens and walks her dogs.

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