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A Correspondence                                                   Steven Collier

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


-William Carlos Williams


I have gorged on
the chips
that you had
stashed away


and which
were a limited
flavor,
discontinued


Forgive me the
store was so far
away:
two whole blocks.


- Jim, your irritated room mate.


I have spilt juice
upon
your couch out
of revenge


and spite.

I was saving those
snacks to
entertain.


By the way,
Grape never comes out
scrubbing
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