Today my poem The Death Of A Small Town Generation went live on Coffee House Writers.
It sucked to write.
The worst thing is that, as a Millennial, I know this experience is not unique. Even before COVID-19 hit, another epidemic had hit the United States.
I’m going to try and instead think back to when some of the people I am thinking about were still alive. Here’s a really old picture of me – my hair is barely even dyed!
The poem is there. I’m not going to ask for people to like it because I don’t like the topic and I don’t want others to like it.
If you want to discuss it, I encourage that. At least then it’s being talked about.
If you want to share it, please do. Then others are seeing it and that helps more people talk about a problem that is all too quiet.