By conservative estimates, there are currently enough wrongfully convicted people in prison in the United States to fill a football stadium.
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Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She teaches in the Queens University of Charlotte low-residency MFA program and splits her time between Lexington, Kentucky, and Sonoma, California.
I like the lady horses best,
how they make it all look easy,
like running 40 miles per hour
is as fun as taking a nap, or grass.