Thursday, March 25, 2010

This is Just to Say

After listening to a This American Life episode about phony apologies, I wrote a poem using 
as a template William Carlos Williams' famous poem, This is Just to Say

This Is Just To Say
by 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
By Suzanne Swint
I threw
your file
in the trash

The one
on which
you probably
your best hours

Forgive me
this is the way things work
you should

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

at the mercy of the universe-For Earl

in the bloom a breath
the question is the answer
creation exhales