Poem-a-Day, the Academy of American Poets
Kevin Carey talking about the poem: I think a lot about ceremony and ritual. Not so long ago, my oldest child left home to drive across the country to live. I realized I was treating this moment as a ceremony (for both of us) and trying to protect him on his journey with my own invented or inherited rituals—the rosary, the right song for the right moment on his drive. So, here I was stuck with the memory of his childhood and firmly planted in the details around me thinking of this ritualized moment.
Carey, Kevin, "Set In Stone" (2017). English Faculty Publications. 6.