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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Sharon Olds is a former poet laureate of New York State. She is the author of twelve poetry collections, including Arias, which was published in 2019, and her work has been widely anthologized. She teaches creative writing at New York University.
I used my legs and heart as if I would
gladly use them up for this,
to touch him again in this life