Poetry 21, 2014

On March 29, 2014

I overheard a man and a woman
talking over coffee
in a Starbucks.
The woman said, “I’m still young.
I’m only forty-nine.”
the man replied,
“that’s not young.”

Prompt: While in a public place, write down occasional sentences you overhear from others’ conversations. Use at least one of them in a poem. NaPoWriMo

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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