Tracy K. Smith Poems

Tracy K. Smith is a contemporary American poet who is born in Massachusetts. Throughout her career, she has been awarded numerous literary awards and fellowships. Her The Body’s Question, published in 2013, won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet.

The Good Life

by Tracy K. Smith

‘The Good Life’ by Tracy K. Smith is an incredibly relatable poem. In it, the poet asks the reader to consider their relationship with money and what the ‘good life’ really is.

When some people talk about money

They speak as if it were a mysterious lover

Who went out to buy milk and never

Came back, and it makes me nostalgic

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