George Ella Lyon's recent books are She Let Herself Go: Poems (LSU Press) and Holding On to Zoe, a YA novel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). She lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky.

Next Door


Ever more I am informed
by the reality of another world.

It used to be as far away
as the unreachable edge
of our universe, then our galaxy,
then a country on the opposite
side of the globe, then a Pacific city
in my homeland, a town in
my state, a neighborhood
in my town.
                           Now it’s the house
next door.  When we leave windows
open I hear voices.  Someday
I will move in. 





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