Here and There

A Collection of Poems of New Hampshire and California

A straight plank is a useful thing
It may be finely-grained, or no
It may be rough or knotted
Dark or light.
The thing about it
(That is just so)
Is that it’s straight
And holds in equipoise for us
A line of sight.

(“A Straight Plank”)


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About the Poet

Jon Escher, a graduate of Stanford University, has lived for long stretches at a time in New Hampshire and California.