Above the fake fire
of log-shaped plastic a wide screen flickers
with pictures of China, and Chinese people who smile
against the artificial landscape of television.
I read Ted Kooser as I sip my dark-roast,
walking with him 100 times
across windswept Iowa fields
in January, inside a crafted landscape
of snow and perfect words.
Inspired by Kooser’s collection,Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison. Reading it again for at least the tenth time.