Poems of the Week

“Emily is everywhere”

by Bruce Bennett

“As a generation of Emilys enters adulthood, perhaps you’ve noticed the name in the air—
and on TV, in film and in songs.”
The New York Times

I’m Emily! Who are you?
Are you – Emily – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! They’d pester us – you know!

How dreary – to be – Emma!
Sophia – Carol – Joan –
Just keep your mouth shut – Don’t let on –
Then they’ll – leave us – alone!