aw crap I have a poem with the line "her hands are panicked birds"
Too coincidental: I just posted a note about Kooser, not as flattering as yours.Happy New Year!
I really like the simplicity and accessibility of Kooser's poems. This is one is so visual - I could see those flapping hands. Thanks for sharing it!
Sharon, YES! As my friend Dave says, this poem will come back to him now whenever he ties a tie.