Identity Theft


Behold a single drop in space
unable to stop the march
on youth and fresh starts.
You have a limited number
of tries before the sign in
is blocked, before security
questions become irrelevant.

What will you have when
you forget your mother’s maiden
name or submit the wrong
address from childhood? Just
beyond your grasp lies a memory
of knowing who you really are,
as you punch in the wrong password
over and over.

NaPoWriMo #29

I’m writing a poem every day in April as part of NaPoWriMo’s celebration of National Poetry Month. We may be able to live without poetry, but who would want to?


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