My Blind Friends Taught Me To See #inspirational #poem

headshot of Kerry Kijewski, one of my blind friends

a picture of Maxwell Ivey, another of my blind friends

Today’s poem is going to open your eyes. It also carries special meaning for me.

I have interviewed Kerry Kijewski, a blind woman I know. She is a blind writer.

I’ve also interviewed a blind man, Maxwell Ivey. I’ve also helped him publish two books!

My Blind Friends Taught Me To See

I know two blind people: Max and Kerry.

These two blind people have taught me to see.

I think I was blind myself, before I met them;

now a whole new world has been opened to me.

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