Guilty, a poem

(for William Carlos Williams)


by Tom Goss



That doughnut was yours,

I ate mine.

I ate mine a second time,

Guilty?

No. No, not really.

Honestly, I did you a favour,

I know it wasn’t your preferred flavour.


Then something changes,

My stomach arranges,

And leaves me quite perturbed,

I realise my fate and look at the date

Then belch, I probably should have learned.