Ted Kooser (Ames, Iowa)
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Our loneliness sits with us at dinner, an unwanted guest
who never says anything. It's uncomfortable. Still
we get to know each other, like students allowed
to use a private research library for only one night.
I go through her file of friends, cities and jobs.
"What was that like?" I ask. "What did you do then?"