The Nails by W.S. Merwin →
W.S. Merwin is 84 today, which means he was born in 1927. The attached poem is from his 1963 book, The Moving Target. Choice line: “The lightning has shown me the scars of the future.”
No, I don’t like you, I just thought you were cool Enough to kick it Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho Since you think I don’t love you, I just thought you were cute That’s why I kiss you Got a fighter jet, I don’t get fly it, though Some of my favorite lines to this song, which can be seen and heard above.