Poetry The Adventures of Fatherman

When my kids start talking to me about Minecraft

A poem in free verse.

When my kids start talking
To me about Minecraft
While we sit at the dinner table
Eating tacos and carrots

Now I know what my parents
Were thinking when I talked
To them about Super Mario Bros.
While we sat at the dinner table
Eating salmon cakes and turnip greens
In 1988.

Which is to say:
I have no idea
What you are talking about.

Photo by Nina PhotoLab on Unsplash

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.

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