A woman you do not know wants to join you for lunch. You are visiting her campus. In the café you both order the Caesar salad. This overlap is not the beginning of anything because she immediately points out that she, her father, her grandfather, and you, all attended the same college.
Though the name of the form may appear to be a contradiction, the prose poem essentially appears as prose, but reads like poetry.
|2016||To a Magazine||Mary Ruefle|
|1990||The Secret of Light||James Wright|
|2003||The Prose Poem||Campbell McGrath|
|1986||The List of Famous Hats||James Tate|
|2015||The Act of Counting||Nathalie Handal|
|2010||RPT MC-60 00.27 8||Tan Lin|
|2016||Recollections of My Christmas Tree||Mary Ruefle|