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the boundary between love and friendship - poetry by M.M. Odom

Updated: Jun 21

is it a line

drawn with sidewalk chalk

by a four year old

on a rocky pavement,

so crooked

you can hardly tell it’s a line

but both sides of it

look the same, you cross back and forth

not really knowing, not really finding

any difference?

M.M. Odom is a 17 year old writer and performer. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Blank Theatre, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. Her plays have appeared in the Writopia Worldwide Plays Festival, O’ahu Fringe Festival, Hawai’i Women's Voices Festival, and Playbuilders Playfestival. Her poetry can be found in various literary journals and anthologies, including Polyphony Lit, Inlandia Journal, and Navigating the Maze. She is the 2019 Hawai’i State Champion and a National Finalist for Poetry Out Loud.


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