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Minnemingo Review

A Correspondence                                                   Steven Collier

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

-William Carlos Williams

I have gorged on
the chips
that you had
stashed away

and which
were a limited

Forgive me the
store was so far
two whole blocks.

- Jim, your irritated room mate.

I have spilt juice
your couch out
of revenge

and spite.

I was saving those
snacks to

By the way,
Grape never comes out
fuels the stain

- William Carlos Williams

I have called up
each of
your girlfriends
claiming to

be you
requesting bloodwork
be done
most quickly

Forgive me
they were quite upset
and yelled
obscene words

- Jim

I have not read
your note
as I was
with your mom

Oh yeah
you know what I mean.
I stayed
for breakfast

Forgive me
she came onto me
so sweet
and so cold

- William Carlos Williams