Friday, December 5, 2008


What's the use
of something
as unstable
and diffuse as hope--
the almost-twin
of making-do,
the isotope
of going on;
what isn't in
the envelope
just before
it isn't:
the always tabled
righting of the present.

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan is the 2008-2009 Poet Laureate. The Monrovia Public Library has her books Elephant Rocks and The Niagara River.

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