Sunday, May 19, 2013

Your Sunday Poem

This from "Flying at Night; Poems 1965-1985," by Ted Kooser, one of my favorite poets. His works are available in paperback, so please do yourself a pleasure and go order some at Volumes of Pleasure. 


We go out of our way to get home,
getting lost in a rack of old clothing,
fainting in stairwells,
our pulses fluttering like moths.
We will always be
leaving our loves like old stoves
in abandoned aprtments.  Early in life
there are signals of how it will be --
we throw up the window one spring
and the window weights break from their ropes
and fall deep in the wall.

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