What Your Birth Year Says About You by Sophia Bannister


Tell me what you puked up last night and I’ll guess your age. 

Create your perfect ice cream sundae from Friendly’s

 And I’ll guess your mom’s dress size on her wedding day. It was a 4.

Tell me which brand of tequila you butt-chugged in 2016

And I’ll name your married crush’s ex-wife. 

Build your dream home and I’ll tell you No. 

Just tell me where your dad was on 9/11 so I know 

What kind of weed brownie you are. 

Pick your porn. You’re wrong. 

Tell me you love me and you will die first.


Sophia Bannister works at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Her work is featured in Prometheus Dreaming, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, and Poetry Online.