Day Twenty-one



Olivia wanted
to be a firefighter.
South Metro obliged
a six-year-old’s bucket list.
One organ at a time
shut down Olivia,
but not her dream.
Olivia wanted
to be a firefighter.
And South Metro



Author’s Note:

Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo:

“And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates overheard speech. It could be something you’ve heard on the radio, or a phrase you remember from your childhood, even something you overheard a coworker say in the break room! Use the overheard speech as a springboard from which to launch your poem. Your poem could comment directly on the overheard phrase or simply use it as illustration or tone-setting material.”