April being National Poetry Month, I wanted to share some poems with you that caught my ear. All of these are from Braided Creek: a conversation with Jim Harrison (Ted Kooser).
How one old tire leans up against
another, the breath gone out of both.
All those years
I had in my pocket.
I spent them,
The face you look out of
is never the face
your lover looks into.
Every time I go outside
the world is different.
This has happened all my life.
What if everyone you’ve loved
were still alive? That’s the province
of the young, who don’t know it.