8.20.2019 Whispered | A Rumor Poem

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 493 – A Rumor Poem

I only whispered

because it was embarrassing

Not because I thought it wasn’t true

It spread from there –

As embarrassing stories about others do –

With one change

My name

And the way I leaned in to whisper

Were attached to the unverified and increasingly doubted claim

I’m the villain

In the story about a rumor

When the whole time

It was free to mind my business

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