January 15, 2008

This Is Just To Say (2 poems, 1 title)

This Is Just To Say
William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

This Is Just To Say
Erica-Lynn Gambino

(for William Carlos Williams)

I have just
asked you to
get out of my

even though
you never
I would

Forgive me
you were
me insane

(The Moral: Leave the fucking plums alone already - JG)
(The Amoral: Stealing plums leads to a pair of brilliant poems. Worth it. - JG)

1 comment:

Sean Cooper said...

brilliant, short and pithy.

Hope someon wasn't too pithed about the plumth.