by Ted Kooser, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006
To be stumped by the very last crossword puzzle you ever will work on, well, that’s defeat, but a small and amusing defeat. Here George Bilgere, a poet from Ohio, gives us a picture of his mother’s last day on earth.
When I came to my mother’s house
the day after she had died
it was already a museum of her
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