Poetry

things people like to share:

Nuar Alsadir

things people like to share:

dessert    anything that could make them fat or get them in
trouble   the wait    intimate details about whoever is not present
clothing if female & in college    the ride home    cigarettes when
trying to quit



things people don’t like to share:

A toothbrush   even if it has not touched a mouth & only stirred
coffee    a spoon    the armrest    anything that comes in a limited
quantity or could break    friends who may then spend less time
with them    a bar of soap

Nuar Alsadir is the author of a book of nonfiction, Animal Joy, and two poetry collections, including Fourth Person Singular, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Forward Prize.
Originally published:
June 1, 2022

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