Some poems are honed through dozens of drafts, while others tumble out nearly complete within moments. “Overheard” is the latter, written in loving memory of friend, Pennsylvania author, and irreverent genius James Buescher. You can read this poem online in issue 8 of The Monongahela Review.
“Overheard” is composed from bits of wisdom and levity that James shared during our conversations. Its partner piece “Prod” traversed months of rewrites, but is somehow less successful (probably because it lacks the necessary levity).
My gratitude to Editor Luke Bartolomeo and his team for giving my words a home in another issue of The Monongahela Review. Readers: please come lend your attentions to stories and poetry collected in this volunteer-run literary journal.