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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.

Friendship Withered

Friendship withers like a flag in a violent storm on the beach

It begins to tear into small pieces of worthless cloth floating through the air alone

and ending up on the  other side of the world

The fragments try to deny that they were once a part of that flag

The flag that once stood on the beach as one solid being

on that beach until the last connecting thread broke

and they drifted their different ways

and never looked back

Their friendship withers

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