Off the Shelf: Valentines by Ted Kooser

Read "A Perfect Heart", a poem from Valentines by Ted Kooser: To make a perfect heart you take a sheetof red construction paper of the typethat’s rough as a cat’s tongue, fold it once,and crease it really hard, so it feelsas if your thumb might light up like a match, then choose your scissors from the box. I likethose safety scissors with the sticky bladesand the rubber grips that pinch a little skinas you snip along. They make you careful,just as you should be, cutting out a heart for someone you love. Don’t worry that your curvewon’t make a valentine; … Continue reading Off the Shelf: Valentines by Ted Kooser