Billy Collins

“It seems only yesterday I used to believe
there was nothing under my skin but light.
If you cut me I could shine.
But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life,
I skin my knees. I bleed.”


Billy Collins, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
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Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins
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