Poetry Sid Miller s new book, HOW CAN I LOVE YOU IF YOU WON T LIE DOWN is a collection of poems that make you want to read poems, Sid Miller poems He s got a little Jewish gangster in him, a little love machine, a father s nose, a green thumb gardener s feel for the soil, and a man who has traveled those little old roads of America that never seem to leave our collective unconscious Mostly, Miller s poems are filled with tenderness and kindness But, here s the rub there s an edge to them, and that is what makes them so damn compelling There is that constant tension and pressure which gives them extraordinary life, each and every one of them they re cool and beautiful and carry on like those old Texaco gas stations somewhere out there in the vast, gorgeous expanse that digs deep into the warmest places of our humanity