Bob McPhail 2:30 p.m., May 28
- Ted Kooser
A poem by Ted Kooser
- There is at least one pair
- in every thrift shop in America,
- molded in plastic or plaster of paris
- and glued to a plaque,
- or printed in church-pamphlet colors
- and framed under glass.
- Today I saw a pair made out of
- lightweight wire stretched over a pattern
- of finishing nails.
- This is the way faith goes
- from door to door,
- cast out of one and welcomed at another.
- A butterfly presses its wings like that
- as it rests between flowers.
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