On Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón

Abigail Wadsworth Serfass
May 11, 2016
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“Want” is a funny word. At its origins, want is fully negative, to be lacking or missing. To not exist. To be insufficient in degree. While want today retains its sense of lack, the word has stretched over time toward flippancy, as all too often our wishes and cravings can be easily met with a quick jaunt to the nearest convenience store.

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