Sunday, 16 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 064

Today I challenge you to take your inspiration, like our featured interviewee did in the chapbook she co-authored with Ross Gay, from the act of letter-writing. Your poem can be in the form of a letter to a person, place, or thing, or in the form of a back-and-forth correspondence.

Dear John

I wish I could apologise
face to face with you
for taking your name, your life
(though I didn't kill you
I took your college place,
your family,
claimed your history as my own)
but we'll never meet again.

Maybe one day,
I'll come clean;
tell the truth about That Night
and maybe give you peace.


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