The Woodstock generation may be aging, but don't try to tell them they're not still cool. Poet Marjorie Manwaring's "Letter to Mick Jagger from the St. Paul Chapter of the Daughters of Norway" captures the dissonance between how we feel inside, and how we may appear to others.
The poem is part of Manwaring's poetry collection "Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape," published by Mayapple Press in 2013. Read the poem online at Shaking Magazine where it was originally published.
Manwaring has been selected for the Jack Straw Writers Program and earned an MFA in creative writing and literature from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. She is a freelance writer/editor in Seattle, and her reading was recorded in the KUOW studios on March 22, 2013.