©Marna Blanchard, 2010

The implication
of the inference
indicated
that inherently
and quite incomprehensibly
in spite of
fervent prayers
the time allowed
in this life
would not be extended

©Marna Blanchard, 2010

Marna Blanchard is a native of San Francisco and proud product of a public education. She is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade English at Francisco Middle School in San Francisco. Marna has loved words since the 2nd grade, which is when her love affair with poetry began. She also shares a passion for photography and film-making with her daughters. Marna was a BAWP fellow in 2006.

4 Responses to “Expiration Date by Marna Blanchard”

  1. Adela Says:

    So much evoked in 10 lines, 26 words; sort of like life—so much in such little time and space.

  2. Judy Bebelaar Says:

    Every word works. Humorous and profound at once. The sounds are wonderful too, and add to the effect.

    1. marnab22014M Says:

      Thank you for your comment, exactly what I was hoping people would see in it!

  3. Suzie Says:

    Wow…..wonderfully written… So powerful in such a short stanza 🙂

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