This week's poem came to me via A Writer's Almanac. You can read the whole poem there.
Living in America
by Anne Stevenson
'Living in America,'
the intelligent people at Harvard say,
'is the price you pay for living in New England.'
living in America is a reward
for managing not to live anywhere else.
The rest of the country?
Could it be sagging between two poles,
tastelessly decorated, dangerously overweight?
The roundup today is at A Well-Read Child.