Wednesday, December 12, 2018
"Empty Mug" by Lauren McBride, Poet of the Week
He used to read
the comics to her
Now she reads
to his photograph.
Poet's Notes: A tribute to my parents, married fifty-eight years, who met as children and were friends for life.
Editor’s Note: Ernest Hemingway used to enjoy making up six-word micro-flash fictions. His most famous:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Lauren’s final stanza would make a great 6-worder--one I daresay that would have given even the great Hemingway pause. The first stanza enhances the impact of the second. Such emotion packed into such a tiny poem!