by Ted Kooser

We all watched as the President awkwardly carried
a big wreath to the Grave of the Unknown Soldier,
a ring of a thousand keys that he held out before him
in both manicured hands, knowing that somewhere
among them was the key to the love of the people
for which he’d been searching for weeks. Now he was
setting the keys aside, presuming that it would be seen read more »

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November 28-December 1, 2017

Terrance Hayes – Poetry

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