Mar 15 • 8M

The Read: On 50's Doorstep

Somewhere Between the Lump in My Throat & the Pit in My Stomach

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Tom Gentry
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Welcome to The Podcast: The Sound of Tom’s Substack Community. Episode five features a reading of a piece published in The Manifest on February 17, 2023.

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On 50's Doorstep
I can’t believe I’m saying this. I turn 50 years old next week. A few days ago, thinking about that statement, I recalled something a professor of mine once said. “Poetry is condensed language.” He was referring to the way a group of words can mean so much figuratively, in addition to what they mean literally. The words convey sentiment and evoke emotion…
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