National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 17

Unfortunately, I can’t follow the Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 17, which is to ‘write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.’ The explanation for this is the poem.

Classified material (or I don’t know what else to call this, so I’m calling it that)

Anecdotes
don’t run
in my family—
never have.

The few
‘stories’
I have heard
have been
so light
on detail
that
they barely
exist.

Calling them
‘vague’
would
suggest
at least
enough
information
to cause
confusion.

At best,
all I have
is the
redacted
edition.

(16 April 2018—posted April 17th)

2 thoughts on “National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 17

  1. The first rule of family is don’t talk about family… I’ll be off prompt today for reasons like yours, but then mine…

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