Thursday, April 13, 2017

Raymond Carver, from “Sunday Night,” in All of Us: The Collected Poems

Make use of the things around you.
This light rain
Outside the window, for one.
This cigarette between my fingers,
These feet on the couch.
The faint sound of rock-and-roll,
The red Ferrari in my head.
The woman bumping
Drunkenly around in the kitchen …
Put it all in,
Make use.

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