A Small Taste of Kay Ryan

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hope

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.

-- From "Elephant Rocks"

by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)


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