April 1, 2017

Niko Galifianakis (age 10)

SHADOW OF A SHADOW

Your shadow sways by you
like a grapevine’s vine.

But what no one ever thinks about
is the shadow’s shadow

swaying behind.

from 2017 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Niko Galifianakis: “My mom and dad met in a poetry class, so I guess it would come naturally. One day some poems just came to me so I decided to write them down.”