Monday, August 18, 2008

Boarding House

The blind man draws his curtains for the night
and goes to bed, leaving a burning light

above the bathroom mirror. Through the wall,
he hears the deaf man walking down the hall

in his squeaky shoes to see if there’s a light
under the blind man’s door, and all is right.

Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser was Poet Laureate from 2004-2006. The Monrovia Public Library has his books Delights and Shadows, Braided Creek, Weather Central, Flying at Night, Sure Signs, and The Poetry Home Repair Manual.

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