The Northville Review
an online literary journal
My Mom Slept with John Lennon

Jerry Vanleperen

It was 1965, and she was proud.
Dad enjoys the story,
mentions he met
Brigitte Bardot at Heathrow.
If only he’d known how to speak

We sit at the dinner table, wild
years all behind us,
and imagine dozens
of different lives,
passing the gravy.

About the author

Jerry Vanleperen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is one of the founding editors of Sugar House Review. He received his MFA from the University of Nebraska. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Redactions, Plainsongs, Strange Machine, and Black Rock & Sage. He wishes for more time to write poetry and bowl.