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The Lost Pilot
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The Lost Pilot

Poem By James Tate

Best roads are incentives to leave, but best streets
are hidden imperatives telling you, 'Stay! '
Best beds are for sleeping, but often best sheets
have hidden imperatives telling you, 'Play! '

Paul Strand writes: 'A road heads out of twon while a
street stays there, so you find roads in the country
but not streets. The best streets urge you to stay;
the road is an endless incentive to leave.'


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Well done....love the metaphors