Start with a Title (Part 5): Poetry Day 11

“Title your poem ‘On Turning -,’ and fill in your latest birthday, or a memorable one. The convention is to mourn one’s lost youth when reaching middle age or old age. For a comic turn on this, read ‘On Turning Ten‘ by Billy Collins.”

-Kim Addonizio, “Ordinary Genius”

On Turning 23

Was the day

I felt old

Peri-mid-life-crisis

What have I done?

What will I do?

Don’t let it be

Nothing

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