About the Poems
by Kim Roberts
“The Living Daylights”: I am a complete wimp about suspenseful movies and books. Also spiders totally freak me out. Basically, I’m a scaredy-cat.
“New England”: I wrote this poem at an artist colony in Connecticut. For an entire month, every single poem I wrote was about stones.
“Light”: Who ever thought of putting milk inside those little foil condiment packages designed for ketchup? That’s just confusing.
“Very Very”: Try writing any word fifty times and soon that word will start to look wrong.
“In Virginia”: Sometimes I get so involved in the thoughts roiling around in my head that I have to remind myself to look at things in the world--to really look. I wish I was more naturally oriented to the visual world. When I do look, it’s always so rich.