This is an excerpt. Read the whole poem at Starting Today: poems for the first 100 days.
Day #14: Cornelius Eady
Praise for The Inaugural Poet, January, 2009
Perhaps it’s an impossible task
On an impossible day. A young poet
Fixes her gaze along the plaza,
Looks at this latest version of America in the eyes,
Looks in the camera at all the places we’ve touched
Love this poetic shout-out from Cornelius to Elizabeth.