I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
-Williams Carlos Williams
Variations on a Theme by Williams Carlos Williams
1I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next
I am sorry, but it was morning, and I had nothing to do
and its wooden beams were so inviting.
2We laughed at the hollyhocks together
and then I sprayed them with lye.
Forgive me. I simply do not know what Im doing.
3I gave away the money that you had been saving to live on for the
next ten years.
The man who asked for it was shabby
and the firm March wind on the porch was so juicy and cold.
4Last evening we went dancing and I broke your leg.
Forgive me. I was clumsy, and
I wanted you here in the wards, where I am the doctor!