Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Just sayin'

"This Is Just To Say" -- William Carlos Williams, 1934

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

"Letter for a time capsule to be opened in 2112" -- Warren Cariou, 2012

This is just to say
we’ve burned up all the oil
and poisoned the air
you were probably hoping to breathe.
Forgive us.
It was delicious
the way it burned
so bright and
so fast.

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