Bob Hicok

Bob Hicok, an American poet, is the author of several collections, such as Words for Empty and Words for Full. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry

"Here, when I say I never want to be without you,
somewhere else I am saying
I never want to be without you again. And when I touch you
in each of the places we meet,

in all of the lives we are, it's with hands that are dying
and resurrected.
When I don't touch you it's a mistake in any life,
in each place and forever."

– Bob Hicok