Stephanie Non

Rookie (May 4 / New York)

Hand-Me-Downs - Poem by Stephanie Non

Kindly they passed to me all
of their lovely traits

I should have questioned all
of their eagerness

to give parts of themselves
away. Now I squeeze

into hand-me-downs that
I have grown to hate.

Topic(s) of this poem: parents

Poet's Notes about The Poem

An Allusion poem based off of Larkin's 'This be the Verse'

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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