Seeing you again
brought back some memories
of how you said “no” to me
on your prom night
you’re married with kids
I’m unmarried with kids
you didn’t date friends, you said
broke my heart more than once
so I had another beer tonight
after you told me
how to be a Christian in five easy steps.


Emily Viewig author photoEmily Vieweg is a poet and playwright originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in Foliate Oak, The Voices Project, Red Weather Literary Magazine, WritingRaw.com, Soundings Review, Art Young’s Good Morning and more. Emily earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2015 from Lindenwood University. Emily’s debut chapbook Look Where She Points is forthcoming from Plan B Press in 2016. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota, where she is a single mother of two, pet parent, data processor, and adjunct English instructor.