Now, Ted and I aren't friends per se. But I do have an RSS subscription to his site, American Life in Poetry. So we're practically BFFs. And Mr. Kooser is one of those kinds of friends...every poem he shares (one per week) is pure gold. I highly recommend subscribing to his site.
Here's some evidence to support my opinion:
Read the rest here.
You MUST also read this one, which I featured here previously.
Read the rest of this poem here.
And be sure to check out the Poetry Friday roundup, hosted today at Write. Sketch. Repeat.