Published in Teach.Write, Fall 2017, Vol I, Issue 1 https://heymrswinkler.com

Eponymosity

By Tom Hooker

Clark Bar, Boyd Park
Webster’s Dictionary
Hendersonville, Raleigh
Walgreen’s Apothecary

Buildings, bridges, mountain passes
serve to honor some by
placing names before the masses.

History will neglect me,
this is my fear,
that I will forgotten be
unless my name is recorded here.

In the interest of eponymosity
before this narcissistic world I flee
won’t you please name something after me?


Third Place

Humor Category
Sidney Lanier Poetry Award Prize